Heartwarming / The Man Who Was Thursday

  • After Syme discovers that Professor de Worms is, too, a disguised policeman:
    Through all this ordeal his root horror had been isolation, and there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematicians that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Heartwarming/TheManWhoWasThursday