— Don't you ever get tired of reading that book?
— Well, what's in it, anyway?
— Oh, for Christ's sake!
— It is called Talmon. It contains the words of our great teacher, Shismar.
— I suppose you have to know the Drac language to read it, right?
— It would help.
— So teach me the Drac language.
— It is not for you, Davidge.
— Shismar is too good for us humans, is that it?
— Not too good for humans, but too good for you.
— Now you're a judge of character.
— Do you not remember what you say about Shismar?
— Well, maybe you forgot what you said about Mickey Mouse!
— That was wrong. I did not mean it.
— I didn't mean what I said about Shismar, either.