Meanwhile, the dormitory-boys were aghast, and as soon as they heard the doctor's retreating footsteps, began flocking in the dark to No. 7, not daring to relight their candles. "Good gracious!" said Attlay, "only to think of Rowley appearing! How could he have twigged?" "He must have seen our lights in the window as he came home," said Eric. "I say, what a row that tin-basin dodge of yours made!