"Philip did not speak to the new-comer till the
next day. They found themselves alone on the balcony of the
drawing-room before dinner. Hayward addressed him.
"You're English aren't you?"
"Is the food always as bad as it was last night?"
"It's always the same."
"Beastly isn't it?"
Philip found nothing wrong with the food at all, and in fact had eaten
it in large quantities with appetite and
enjoyment, but he did not want to show himself a person of so little
discrimination as to think a dinner good when
another thought it execrable."