I'm just twenty-seven years of age. " He had really a manner of his own, and I could only try to keep up with him. A tall boy behind Stephen rubbed his hands and said: --That's game ball. --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.