THIRTY-SECOND TALK 66^ That is a very quaint little bit of verse; c^f course that is not written by Alcyone. I believe it was found, most of if, in some Christian tract. The first line or two we ourselves had to add. The thing was in a mangled condition ; only part of it was discovered, but it is not our work, save for the,first •two lines, and I presume it was intended in the tract to refer to the Master Jesus, but at any rate it comes in very well indeed with reference to our Master. You see, we speak of 6i Watching the Hidden Light5). Those of you who are Masons know very well what was the Hidden Light in the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt, and what was the Hidden Work which in Egypt we were always trying to do, because that was the very work which we are even now trying to carry out, and you know very well therefore that is still one of the Master's most important branches of work—a very necessary part of the work to be done for Them. The Hidden Work which produces the Hidden Light; so, yol^see, we are to be watching and working and trying to catch our Master's signal —t His Slightest thought "-> Now there are three things which prevent our doing that; there is the struggle for existence in the world; there is the great crowd of people about us in the world; and then there are what are called the pleasures of the world. Those three things more or less bedoud and confuse many people, so that they cannot at once catch the thought of the Master.