While he was still repeating the CONFITEOR amid the indulgent laughter of his hearers and while the scenes of that malignant episode were still passing sharply and swiftly before his mind he wondered why he bore no malice now to those who had tormented him. --Tell us! Tell us! --What did he say? --Did you go in? --What did he say? --Tell us! Tell us! He told them what he had said and what the rector had said and, when he had told them, all the fellows flung their caps spinning up into the air and cried: --Hurroo! They caught their caps and sent them up again spinning sky-high and cried again: --Hurroo! Hurroo! They made a cradle of their locked hands and hoisted him up among them and carried him along till he struggled to get free. Acting on this principle, no nation will have a right to interfere or to complain if in the progress of events we shall still further extend our possessions. I ought to be, and am, truly grateful for the rare manifestation of the nation's confidence; but this, so far from lightening my obligations, only adds to their weight.