Re: "here are foreign coins which are here not foreign"
here are foreign coins which are here not foreign.
That's the phrase I keep returning to, as well. That, and the precision of the detail, and the... I mean it's all a breathless jumble, and you can *see* this scene unfolding from these first few kisses that rapidly grow frantic through absolute immersed blind sweaty tight-eyed passion and not because he tells you about it, but because his command of language is such that he INJECTS IT DIRECTLY INTO YOUR HEAD.