|(quoted from The Lure )|
"I'm a mathematician. Nobody understands me, I work on ferociously specialised stuff."
"What sort of ferociously specialised stuff?"
"I supposed you'd call it pattern recognition. At the moment I'm doing knots."
"You mean like in string?"
"Yes, only I do them in four-dimensional space."
"I can't visualise that. No wonder nobody understands you. Anyway, it sounds useless."
"Don't you believe it. I've found links with quantum theory and cryptography." He patted his canvas bag as if it contained the secrets of the Universe...