His eccentricity was a combination of absent-mindedness and irritability.
You said that absent-mindedness was a love symptom, so I just got to thinkin', that's all.
He did, there was no doubt of that, but I did not believe it was his work which caused the absent-mindedness.
And my absent-mindedness was visible to Fifanti when I came to my studies with him later.
But his heart ...