The diplomatist has therefore lost one of his chief functions as an informant of the accrediting government.
If Lisa was involved with both Spencer and Mertz, maybe she was an informant for Spenser.
Considering the circumstances under which he wrote, it can only be matter for congratulation that such a man should have become our informant and that his work has been preserved to us.
Nutting had a famous foxhound named Burgoyne--he pronounced it Bugine--which my informant used to borrow.
Some of the details given by Procopius, in regard for instance to the treatment of infants, show that his informant was acquainted with certain characteristic customs of the Lapps.