- Graham Green
The End Of The Affair
I am afraid I've never been able to pray much, Henry said, since I was a boy I used to pray to go into the second xv.
And did you?
I got into the third. I'm afraid that kind of prayer isn't much good, is it, father?
· What does xv refer to? Rugby, perhaps?
I would be grateful if anyone kindly paraphrase the sentence and give the literal as well as the figurative meaning thereof.