"Fourthly," Inric ploughs on, "if the baker is unwilling to loan the book to you or your agents, there must be a reason. It would be better to find out the reason before making a request."
"Ah, you suspect it is part of the baker's hoard?" Nazarchtharin brightens as draconic logic reasserts itself.
"No. I don't think these people have hoards."
"How strange. What other reason could there be to deny access to the book?"
"I am beginning to understand the problem," Inric says, resigned.
"I am glad to hear it!" Nazarchtharin has, of course, completely missed the undertone.