"In any case, the time I'm now talking about, he went down very angry, ready for a hard war. With him was the marquess of Monferrato, as well as the cities of Alba, Acqui, Pavia, and Como..."
"But you just said that Pavia had gone over to the League?"
"Did I? Oh, yes, before. But in the meantime it had come back to the emperor."
"Oh, Lord!" Niketas cried, "our emperors dig each other's eyes out, but at least, as long as they see, we know whose side they are on....."
"You people have no imagination."