She tried to master herself with the thought that this might be a turning-point
in three lives-- not in her own; no, there the irrevocable had happened, but-- in those three lives which were touching hers with the solemn neighborhood of danger and distress.
So, at the turning-point
of her life -- so, in the interval before she took the irrevocable step, and passed the threshold of Noel Vanstone's door -- the forces of Good triumphing in the strife for her over the forces of Evil, turned her back on the scene of her meditated deception, and hurried her mercifully further and further away from the fatal house.
It marked a turning-point
in the history of the telephone, when the day of small things was ended and the day of great things was begun.