It seemed to have a vast inorganic life of its own, a volition and a whim.
It suited his whim, and it did more than that: it gave him a chance to speak to her in his teasing way.
Indeed, Van Baerle's happiness depended on the whim of this man.
The whim had seized her and was holding on tight that Emmeline's might be the Right Place.
He's been satisfying every whim of curiosity ...