angling for position

We stayed in a modern hotel. I watched the pair of diplomats wrestle with general disinterest, only flexing my attention into focus when certain subjects arose. They fought and clawed for every scrap of rights, angling for position like only the best deal-makers can. I watched, wary as a cat.

Lord Malinov, Journals of Lord Malinov

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