"Oh," said Iskierka, who had been pretending not to listen, "it is very stupid; it is only that humans are not supposed to mate if they are not giving each other eggs, and of course Granby cannot give Tharkay one." (post-Victory of Eagles)
- Part 1 of Longfellow Trilogy
There was a pianoforte in the officers' club; this was more of an oddity than Victrix's taste for Virgil, but perhaps less of one than Robbins' dresses or Leightley's flamboyant eyepatch.
- Part 2 of Longfellow Trilogy