How shall we interpret the oracle, you and I and the old intriguer?
The oracle was dressed, as I have said, very richly, in the Chinese fashion.
If the first was the oracle of White's, the second was trusted at Brookes's.
The oracle is dumb, and the end of it all is rather like a prayer.
For an oracle says that when a man of brass or iron guards the State, it will be destroyed.