From the get-go, Scylla and Charybdis features passages of free indirect narration that hew remarkably close to the consciousness of Stephen Dedalus. At the beginning of the chapter, when the director of the library steps forward toward the three men in his office and then back toward the door from which an employee has beckoned to him, the prose dips into Stephen's Shakespearean vocabulary, irreverently presenting Lyster's movements as if they were a sprightly dance in a comedy. The words "sinkapace" and "corantoed" refer to such dances, and "neatsleather" to shoes. 

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Sir Andrew and Sir Toby dancing in a Marin Shakespeare Company production of Twelfth Night. Source: