Hopefully this incident wouldn't end up softening his reputation; he wasn't prepared to tolerate an increase in the number of people knocking on his door for favors. Moon was tolerable enough, if a little ... chipper, but not everyone was as easy to cope with. "Oh, good," he said, taking up his book again. "I doubt if Madam Pince will consent to stay long enough to train another librarian. Good evening." He turned to his previous page. "I'll notify you when the funds are made available." He was glad she had come, really. He thought - hoped - that Essery would enjoy it, and so long as he wasn't asked to give equal treatment to the greenhouses or anything, he didn't see that there was a downside.