â€˜I thought you liked Caesar,â€™ said Robert.
The crowd was all talking at once, and getting rather angry. But no one seemed to think of blaming the Queen.
â€˜I know not the god,â€™ said Ritti-Marduk, bending timorously.
â€˜Ur Hekau Setcheh,â€™ repeated Cyril. â€˜Thanks awfully. I do hope we havenâ€™t taken up too much of your time.â€™
â€˜Not a bit of it,â€™ said the creature; â€˜thereâ€™s one of the strongest charms in the world not a stoneâ€™s throw from where you bought me yesterday. The man that I bit soâ€”the first one, I meanâ€”went into a shop to ask how much something costâ€”I think he said it was a concertinaâ€”and while he was telling the man in the shop how much too much he wanted for it, I saw the charm in a sort of tray, with a lot of other things. If you can only buy THAT, you will be able to have your heartâ€™s desire.â€™