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making) you squandered among underlings the overload of1
your extravagance and made a hottentot of dulpeners crawsick2
with your crumbs? Am I not right? Yes? Yes? Yes? Holy wax3
and holifer! Don't tell me, Leon of the fold, that you are not a4
loanshark! Look up, old sooty, be advised by mux and take your5
medicine. The Good Doctor mulled it. Mix it twice before re-6
pastures and powder three times a day. It does marvels for your7
gripins and it's fine for the solitary worm.8
    Let me finish! Just a little judas tonic, my ghem of all jokes, to 9
make you go green in the gazer. Do you hear what I'm seeing,10
hammet? And remember that golden silence gives consent, Mr11
Anklegazer! Cease to be civil, learn to say nay! Whisht! Come12
here, Herr Studiosus, till I tell you a wig in your ear. We'll do a13
whisper drive, for if the barishnyas got a twitter of it they'd tell14
the housetops and then all Cadbury would go crackers. Look!15
Do you see your dial in the rockingglass? Look well ! Bend down16
a stigmy till I! It's secret! Iggri, I say, the booseleers! I had it17
from Lamppost Shawe. And he had it from the Mullah. And Mull18
took it from a Bluecoat schooler. And Gay Socks jot it from19
Potapheu's wife. And Rantipoll tipped the wink from old Mrs20
Tinbullet. And as for she was confussed by pro-Brother Thaco-21
licus. And the good brother feels he would need to defecate22
you. And the Flimsy Follettes are simply beside each other.23
And Kelly, Kenny and Keogh are up up and in arms. That a24
cross may crush me if I refuse to believe in it. That I may rock25
anchor through the ages if I hope it's not true. That the host26
may choke me if I beneighbour you without my charity! Sh!27
Shem, you are. Sh! You are mad!28
    He points the deathbone and the quick are still. Insomnia, 29
somnia somniorum. Awmawm.30
    MERCIUS (of hisself): Domine vopiscus! My fault, his fault, 31
a kingship through a fault! Pariah, cannibal Cain, I who oathily32
forswore the womb that bore you and the paps I sometimes33
sucked, you who ever since have been one black mass of jigs and34
jimjams, haunted by a convulsionary sense of not having been35
or being all that I might have been or you meant to becoming,36