I am reading 'The Invisible Man' by H.G.Wells and there is this scene.
Griffin(the invisible man) broke in Dr.Kemp's house and they met. After Griffin finally made Kemp understood that he is actually an acquaintance of him from the university, Griffin asked for food and Kemp got it for him. As Griffin started eating the food he said:
"I always like to get something about me before I eat, Queer fancy!"
In this sentence, what does "Get something about me," mean? In fact, I'm not sure about "Queer fancy," either. Yet, I assumed that it would mean "It is queer of me." Would that be right?
I add some more, extracted from the book:
"Invisible!" said Kemp, and sat down on a bedroom chair. "I always like to get something about me before I eat," said the Invisible Man, with a full mouth, eating greedily. "Queer fancy!" "I suppose that wrist is all right," said Kemp. "Trust me," said the Invisible Man. "Of all the strange and wonderful—" "Exactly. But it's odd I should blunder into your house to get my bandaging. My first stroke of luck! Anyhow I meant to sleep in this house to-night. You must stand that!"