He was watching Cranly's firm-featured suffering face, lit up now by a smile of false patience. I must have lain there long and cried and sobbed, for when I raised my head the day was almost done. But Wells must know the right answer for he was in third of grammar. Then he said carelessly: --Tell me, for example, would you deflower a virgin? --Excuse me, Stephen said politely, is that not the ambition of most young gentlemen? --What then is your point of view? Cranly asked.