Here's the ridiculous (page 485):
"Before the date when O'Keefe discovered the disappearance of Seaweed, she had already sold it (apparently for a string of amber beads) to a Mrs. Weiner, now deceased."
and it continues to the sublime (page 501):
“An immortal right to bring an eternally prohibited action is a metaphysical subtlety that the present writer cannot pretend to understand."
An "immortal right" to bring an action that's "eternally prohibited" sounds awfully romantic :)
Oh my beloved Mrs. Weiner, were that our immortal passion not eternally prohibited!