It is quite fitting that the scene should be set in the "Mermaid."
Urquhart called her Undine, and she was mostly known as the Mermaid.
However that may be, certain it is that this is a red-letter night at the Mermaid.
For Jim was not incapable of casting stones at even so rare a curiosity as a mermaid.
"Yet it would be classical to dote upon a mermaid," Caius murmured.