There are more worlds than one, and in many ways they are unlike
each other. But joy and sorrow, or, in other words, good and evil,
are not absent in their degree from any of the worlds, for wherever
there is life there is action, and action is but the expression of
one or other of these qualities.
After this Earth there is the world of the Shi'. Beyond it again
lies the Many-Coloured Land. Next comes the Land of Wonder, and
after that the Land of Promise awaits us. You will cross clay to
get into the Shi'; you will cross water to attain the Many-Coloured
Land; fire must be passed ere the Land of Wonder is attained, but
we do not know what will be crossed for the fourth world.
This adventure of Conn the Hundred Fighter and his son Art was
by the way of water, and the