His conversation when he does not fly off at a tangent is full of pith and idea.
I had the pith of it all, though I saw the true light—but I was not worthy.
It is the pith and marrow of every substance, every relation, and every process.
I now send you is, as regards thought or pith, as good as any of them.
This too is in the form of dialogue, but the argument of the story ...