It seemed to him that he stood in the midst of a great hall, dark and silent save for the ticking of a great clock. --No, by God! asserted Mr Dedalus. Having first felt that it is ONE thing you feel now that it is a THING. He scarcely resented what had seemed to him a silly indelicateness for he knew that the adventure in his mind stood in no danger from these words: and his face mirrored his rival's false smile.