Reuben Didn’t Admire James Joyce!

  • Francis Aylmer


  • And Reuben J., Martin Cunningham said, gave the boatman a florin for saving his son’s life. A stifled sigh came from under Mr Power’s hand.

  • Oh, he did, Martin Cunningham affirmed. Like a hero. A silver florin.

  • Isn’t it awfully good? Mr Bloom said eagerly.

  • One and eightpence too much, Mr Dedalus said wryly. Mr Power’s choked laugh burst quietly in the carriage.


  1. 1.
    The sale of the properties took place in February 1894. See Richard Ellmann, James Joyce, 2nd edn (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1982) pp. 37–8.Google Scholar

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