At four, she said

For all its maniacal specificity, Ulysses contains numerous omissions, mysteries, lacunae, silences. One of the more important ones is the question of how Bloom knows that Boylan is planning to visit Molly at 4:00. In Sirens he thinks, "At four, she said." The thought becomes a repeated motif over the next few pages: "At four. . . . At four she. . . . At four he. All said four. . . . At four." The action of Sirens proves Bloom right: Boylan leaves the bar a few minutes after 4:00. But the book does not represent any conversation in which Bloom receives this information from his wife. How does he know?

JH 2014

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