He leaned back weakly in his desk. The long slender flattened skull beneath the long pointed cap brought before Stephen's mind the image of a hooded reptile. The sudden legend startled his blood: he seemed to feel the absent students of the college about him and to shrink from their company. Our broken cries and mournful lays Rise in one eucharistic hymn Are you not weary of ardent ways? While sacrificing hands upraise The chalice flowing to the brim.