If you were cleverer and more agreeable, I should prefer yours.
Or perhaps he's being cleverer than all of us, and trying to motivate Magic Daps by faint praise.
As Sebastian became cleverer at the game, we found that it disappeared... to be discovered later stuck to the underside of his highchair!
"Now who could decide whether he is really cleverer than all the others?" she asked herself, and passed in review all those whom Pierre most respected.