How many gods in New York were not in a feud with Apollo? It seemed he was not making many friends. Still, the thought that Hermes had treated Apollo in such a contemptuous manner made Calliope, narrow her eyes with contempt of her own. "That is despicable," she said, lifting her chin with a jerk. "So that is why you were gone for so long. Hermes was keeping you. While we all fretted and worried, he was laughing."