Mr Dedalus went to the end of the table and said: --Now, Mrs Riordan, sit over. The challenge of our past remains the challenge of our future - will we be one nation, one people, with one common destiny, or not? Will we all come together, or come apart? The divide of race has been America#146;s constant curse. The prefect was at the door with some boys and Simon Moonan was knotting his false sleeves. Perhaps Leicester Abbey was like that.