The whisper ceased and he knew then clearly that his own soul had sinned in thought and word and deed wilfully through his own body. But it is too late: the just turn away from the wretched damned souls which now appear before the eyes of all in their hideous and evil character. --No, said Lynch, give me the hypotenuse of the Venus of Praxiteles. Do you see the joke? Athy is the town in the county Kildare and a thigh is the other thigh.