EUMAEUS

"Mr Bloom being handicapped by the circumstance that one of the [lost] back buttons of his trousers had, to vary the timehonoured adage, gone the way of all buttons though, entering thoroughly into the spirit of the thing, he heroically made light of the mischance. So as neither of them was particularly pressed for time, as it happened, and the temperature refreshing since it cleared up after the recent visitation of [recent rain] Jupiter Pluvius, they dandered along past by where the empty vehicle was waiting without a fare or a jarvey." (U16.35)