At these parties his feelings were like those of a conjuror who always expects his trick to be found out at any moment.
Having learned from experiment and argument that a stone falls downwards, a man indubitably believes this and always expects the law that he has learned to be fulfilled.
As long as I'm doing what he expects me to do, he'll have doubt.
And he expects me not to be afraid.
Because not everything happens as one expects or with the smoothness of a parade.