"The powder was dissolved in alcohol." the Eater explained. "All relatively dismal in hindsight."
"Quite" came the sharp reply from the left. "Would you excuse me I'm trying to rest my eyes. That time of day you see."
The Eater continued "Yes, that time of day indeed. Everybody has a vice, Old Chap."
A quick response again "Rest is not a vice. You cannot dissolve it in anything."