Was that not desire? --I speak of normal natures, said Stephen. He was neither flattered nor confused, but simply wished the banter to end. What day of the week was it? He stopped at a newsagent's to read the headline of a placard. Father Arnall wrote a hard sum on the board and then said: --Now then, who will win? Go ahead, York! Go ahead, Lancaster! Stephen tried his best, but the sum was too hard and he felt confused.