"Is he really BAD?" The tears were still in her eyes. He told Stephen that his name was Athy and that his father kept a lot of racehorses that were spiffing jumpers and that his father would give a good tip to Brother Michael any time he wanted it because Brother Michael was very decent and always told him the news out of the paper they got every day up in the castle. We must do what no generation has had to do before. But the phrase on the priest's lips was disingenuous for he knew that a priest should not speak lightly on that theme.