How perfectly absurd to say that Helen is 'already talking fluently!'
The keen-witted, fluently speaking serpent gives rise to fresh riddles.
He understood German and Greek as well as his mother-tongue, and could express himself fluently in Latin.
But don't imagine that she "talks fluently."
At this date he was already distinguished as an accomplished scholar and critic, able to converse fluently in half-a-dozen languages, and well informed on most questions of scientific, artistic or antiquarian interest.