Now do not begin telling me that that is metaphorical fire: who cares for that? If a man were to threaten to give me a metaphorical blow on the head, I should care very little about it; he would be welcome to give me as many he pleased. And what say the wicked? ‘We do not care about metaphorical fires.’ But they are real, sir—Yes, as real as yourself. There is a real fire in hell, as truly as you have now a real body.