But if he comes with his hat on as a respectable gentleman, I would Admit him at once.
The metaphor may be very strange, but it is quite true.
Many men and women has taken in an evil thing, because it has been varnished and glossed over, and did not appear evil;
And they had thought in their hearts, there is not much harm in it; so they have let in the little thing, and it has been like the bursting forth of water...the first drop has brought after it a torrent.
The beginning has been but the beginning of a fearful end.