his name printed in legible letters on his SHIRTFRONT: NASODORO,
GOLDFINGER, Chrysostomos, MAINDOREE, SILVERSMILE, SILBERSELBER,
VIFARGENT, PANARGYROS. They are immediately appointed to positions of
high public trust in several different countries as managing directors of
banks, traffic managers of railways, chairmen of limited liability
companies, VICECHAIRMEN of hotel syndicates.)
A voice: Bloom, are you the Messiah ben Joseph or ben David?
Bloom: (Darkly) You have said it.
Brother buzz: Then perform a miracle like Father Charles.
Bantam Lyons: Prophesy who will win the Saint Leger.
(Bloom walks on A net, covers
his left eye with his left
through several walls, climbs Nelson’s pillar, hangs from the top ledge
by his eyelids, eats twelve dozen oysters (shells included), heals
several sufferers from king’s evil, contracts his face so as to resemble
many historical personages, lord Beaconsfield, lord Byron, Wat Tyler,
Moses of Egypt, Moses maimonides, Moses Mendelssohn, Henry Irving, rip
van Winkle, Kossuth, Jean Jacques Rousseau, baron leopold Rothschild,
Robinson Crusoe, Sherlock Holmes, Pasteur, turns each foot simultaneously
in different directions, bids the tide turn back, eclipses the sun by
extending his little finger.)
Brini, papal Nuncio: (In papal ZOUAVE’S uniform, steel CUIRASSES as breastplate, ARMPLATES, THIGHPLATES, LEGPLATES, large profane moustaches and brown paper mitre) LEOPOLDI AUTEM GENERATIO. Moses begat Noah and Noah begat Eunuch and Eunuch begat O’Halloran and O’Halloran begat Guggenheim and Guggenheim begat Agendath and Agendath begat Netaim and Netaim begat Le Hirsch and Le Hirsch begat Jesurum and Jesurum begat MacKay and