"I only like pie with apples in," said Fox, "Do you think it has apples?"
Ira was about to say that he was all right, thanks, that he'd eaten enough bread-sticks earlier and was full, but Auden spoke first.
"I'm starving, actually," she said as though she had just realised this, "And I'm sure Ira is. Ira's always hungry." There was something about the way she stressed the word 'always' that Ira did not like. Not one bit. He grumbled inwardly to himself as he and his sisters followed Aurelia to the pie table.