Then Nasty Roche had said: --What kind of a name is that? And when Stephen had not been able to answer Nasty Roche had asked: --What is your father? Stephen had answered: --A gentleman. Something, however, may be effected by the means which they have placed in my hands. Lynch whispered to Stephen: --Your beloved is here. Cranly linked his arms into those of Stephen and his admirer and said: --NOS AD MANUM BALLUM JOCABIMUS.