LESTRYGONIANS

"- You're in black, I see. You have no...?
- No, Mr Bloom said. I have just come from a funeral.
Going to crop up all day, I foresee. Who's dead, when and what did he die of? Turn up like a bad penny.
- O dear me, Mrs Breen said. I hope it wasn't any near relation.
May as well get her sympathy.
- Dignam, Mr Bloom said. An old friend of mine. He died quite suddenly, poor fellow. Heart trouble, I believe. Funeral was this morning." (U8.213)