The first step in the direction of truth is to understand the frame and scope of the intellect itself, to comprehend the act itself of intellection. One of the first examples that he had learnt in Latin had run: INDIA MITTIT EBUR; and he recalled the shrewd northern face of the rector who had taught him to construe the Metamorphoses of Ovid in a courtly English, made whimsical by the mention of porkers and potsherds and chines of bacon. The prefect of the chapel prayed above his head and his memory knew the responses: O Lord open our lips And our mouths shall announce Thy praise. A voice cried far out on the playground: --All in! Then other voices cried from the lower and third lines: --All in! All in! The players closed around, flushed and muddy, and he went among them, glad to go in.