"Ah! Then you have found an answer?" Li Van Hgoc beamed. He looked genuinely relieved. "Our difficulty has been solved?"
"A piece of cake."
"Marvelous! Honestly, I cannot tell you how happy it makes me. Please, what is the solution to our puzzle?"
"This," the lieutenant said softly.
Li Van Hgoc frowned. "I must be mistaken. That appears to be a rifle."
Tim O'Brien, Going After Cacciato