And the cards for first place and second place and third place were beautiful colours too: pink and cream and lavender. --Jesus! O Jesus! Jesus! He shook the sound out of his ears by an angry toss of his head and hurried on, stumbling through the mouldering offal, his heart already bitten by an ache of loathing and bitterness. And so, too, is all the world. I was awake a long time that night.