He was not conspicuously tall, his features were striking but not conspicuously handsome. His hair was wiry and black and brushed backward from the temples into a ponytail. His skin seemed to be pulled backward from the nose. There was something very slightly odd about him, but it was difficult to say what it was. Perhaps it was that his eyes didn't seem to blink often enough and when you talked to him for any length of time your eyes began involuntarily to water on his behalf. Perhaps it was that he smiled slightly too broadly and gave people the unnerving impression that he was watching you for other reasons than those you believed, his nervous movements and wide set eyes made you think perhaps, just perhaps, he was not all there..