Leonora was reading aloud from Dampier, in the Orangery:
“The land of the Tonquinese abounds with pomegranates, muske-millions, pome-citrons, pine-apples, and a curious fruit called chaddock — the size of a man’s head — which also grows in Ceylon and is commonly called there the pumple or pimple-nose”.
— ‘You read so beautifully, my dear’, said Abernathy. ‘The very words adore you!’
— ‘Curious fruit’, thought Quain.