What an odd thing it would be, aunt, if this should be all a hoax!'
Then it is no hoax after all; and I've been sitting down to dinner with a smuggler!'
I found it in vain to question him, and I suspect it is a hoax.
"It does not sound like a hoax," commented Admiral Timworth, at last.
Almost immediately it was announced that the news of the victory had been a hoax.