There was a fire there, but the hall was still dark. Mr Dedalus laughed loudly and lay back in his chair while uncle Charles swayed his head to and fro. Half a century, teeming with extraordinary events, and elsewhere producing astonishing results, has passed along, but on our institutions it has left no injurious mark. Did anyone ever hear such drivel? Lord Almighty! Who ever heard of ivy whining on a wall? Yellow ivy; that was all right.