A power, akin to that which had often made anger or resentment fall from him, brought his steps to rest. As the train steamed out of the station he recalled his childish wonder of years before and every event of his first day at Clongowes. The bobbins are saturated in hot paraffin wax A sharp Ulster voice said from the bench below Stephen: --Are we likely to be asked questions on applied science? The professor began to juggle gravely with the terms pure science and applied science. A vision of their life, which his father's words had been powerless to evoke, sprang up before him out of the word cut in the desk.