This beautiful capital, like every capital since the dawn of civilization, is often a place of intrigue and calculation. She expressed in her little way an extraordinary detachment from disagreeable duties, looking to me, however, with a great childish light that seemed to offer it as a mere result of the affection she had conceived for my person, which had rendered necessary that she should follow me. Do you know what we call a notion like that in Roscommon? --Hoosh! Blast you! Cranly cried, clapping his hands. In his coat pockets he carried squares of Vienna chocolate for his guests while his trousers' pocket bulged with masses of silver and copper coins.