The writing of the commentary had to be postponed until I could find a new incognito in quieter surroundings, but practical matters concerning the poem had to be settled at once. Kinbote, that Professor So-and-so [one of the members of the Shade committee] has consented to act as our adviser in editing the stuff. Now "happy" is something extremely subjective. Promptly I refastened the catch of my briefcase and betook myself to another publisher. There was lovely, black-haired, aquamarine-eyed Miss Norcott, who lost a white kid glove at Nice or Beaulieu, where I vainly looked for it on the shingly beach among the colored pebbles and the glaucous lumps of sea-changed bottle glass.
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But there was something I had to do first. Slowly, I swept the camera lens round the room, carefully recording every detail of the shambles, section by section. Private eyes who do that have as much chance of collecting their pensions as a Robert Maxwell employee. Once I had a complete chronicle of exactly how things had been left in the room that was a mirror image of my own bungalow next door, I started my mammoth task. Then I arranged them.