— How’s the body?
— Fine. How are you?
— Just keeping alive, M’Coy said.
His eyes on the black tie and clothes he asked with low respect:
— Is there any... no trouble I hope? I see you’re...
— O, no, Mr Bloom said. Poor Dignam, you know. The funeral is today.
Which is from Ulysses.
Does it mean asked in a low voice and with respect? is this a weird usage ? ...