This would seem to bear out Mr. William Wyvern's allusion to the Minor Prophet element of his character.
He does not expect an answer; unless one were at least a Minor Prophet it would be impossible to give one, except in the negative.
"One of those animals once spoke the truth to a Minor Prophet," remarked Frances, quietly.
He stood near the door, and with the enthusiasm of a Minor Prophet exclaimed: "'Ow beautiful is this place, Mr. Pendoggat!"