On the Rigi his musings on the magnificence of the view are checked by the presence of a cretin.
“It was rather a chouse to shoot a cretin, though,” said another, in chaff.
Only twelve kinds of a cretin would have gone on when faced with anything like this.
Of course, many people have goitre who are not cretins, but there is no cretin who has not goitre.
Every crank's whim, ...