Yes, his voice was sad; but that was all; the vibration must have been
"I know you have, old chap," said I.
"I am grateful to the General for giving me to-day. It may be the
last. Then I can only say it's been the best - by Jove!"
"What is it?"
And I opened my eyes. His were shining. I can see them now.
"Got him - got the hat! No, I'm hanged if I have; at least he wasn't in
it. The crafty cuss, he must have stuck it up on purpose. Another
over ... scoring's slow.... I wonder if he's sportsman enough to take
a hint? His hat-trick's foolish. Will he show his face if I show mine?"
I lay with closed ears and eyes. My leg had come to life again, and
the rest of me was numb.
His voice sounded higher. He must have been sitting upright.
But it was not well with me; that was all I thought as my lips made the
"It's not only been the best time I ever had, old Bunny, but I'm not
half sure - "
Of what I can but guess; the sentence was not finished, and never could
be in this world.