"I've come to say good-by.
" "Kiss me here," and he touched his cheek: "Thanks, thanks!" "What do you thank me for?" "For not dilly-dallying and not hanging to a woman's apron strings.
The Service before everything.
Thanks, thanks!" And he went on writing, so that his quill spluttered and squeaked.
" If you have anything to say, say it.

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