Both the children had a gentleness (it was their only fault, and it never made Miles a muff) that kept them--how shall I express it?--almost impersonal and certainly quite unpunishable. I need hardly remind you that during the days of the retreat all boys are expected to preserve a quiet and pious demeanour and to shun all loud unseemly pleasure. --Broke? What is this I hear? What is this your name is! said the prefect of studies. Great parcels of groceries and delicacies and dried fruits arrived from the city.