“ Unwell? ”
"...I was fine, as good as one might feel in such circumstances. No, my friend, I merely pretended to faint. I'm a good actor*. Actually, a thought had come into my mind: if a terrorist, I said to myself, were to blow up this church with all of us inside, at least one-tenth of all the hypocrisy in the world would disappear with us. So I had myself escorted out."
Note: The extract is drawn from "The Terra-Cotta Dog", the author's second book in a long series of novels featuring the character of Inspector Montalbano, In it, the word "actor" was originally "actress" which I altered for this post. // The picture was drawn in random from the Internet.