So I am not alone in this... misery. Frederic found himself taking upon the coarse language of one of his companions. Each of them might make a great partner for a new beginning - or someone who will betray me on the first fitting moment. Remember to speak with each later about their business ideas, even the losers can inspire. Especially this Mr. Tolly will know about european business a few things. Baumgartner, hmmm... listen to him, don't tell him anything, advised his instinct. And 'Vivi' - certainly not a girl to marry, but a quick romance is possible with these types. They put away passion and emotions of a proper woman for career, and at moments fall to them, to recover later.
Nodding with the glass in his hand ("a single drink is no drink" as his father used to say), he notioned to Henry.
"Mr. Henry Lamoraq, a part-time businessman and part-time adventurer, if I get it right. Don't believe his stories, he has bought them from other people, and sold back a few times." he said with a wide smile, and just as he noticed somebody else, added: "Please, join us - perhaps we can also persuade Lady Ilsa to a little small talk?"
A slight wave went to the exotic woman.
Well, we may get some nice talk this evening. No better way to scare away boredom. I bet I'll wish this journey would not be over so soon.