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him off. He was only going for six months. I think everybody looked forward to his coming back. It would have been better for him if he never had."
" Why, what happened then?"
" I don't know exactly. I'd been moved again, and I was right away north."
How exasperatingl It is really much easier to invent a story out of your own head than to tell one about real people, of whom you not only must guess the motives, but whose behaviour even at crucial moments you are ignorant of.
" He was a very good chap, but he was never an intimate friend of ours, you know how cliquey Singapore it, and he moved in rather more exalted circles than we did, when we went north I forgot about him. But one day at the Club I heard a couple of fellows talking. Walton and Kenning. Walton had just come up from Singapore. There'd been a big polo match.
" 'Did Almond play?' asked Kenning.
" 'You bet your life he didn't,' said Walton. `They kicked him out of the team last season.'
" I interrupted.
" 'What are you talking about?' I said.
" 'Don't you know?' said Walton. `He's gone all to pot, poor devil.'
" `How?' I asked.
" 'Drink.'
" `They say he dopes too,' said Kenning.
" `Yes, I've heard that,' said Walton. `He won't last long at that rate. Opium, isn't it?'
" 'If he doesn't look out he'll lose his job,' said Kenning.
" I couldn't make it out," Low went on. "He was the last man I should ever have expected to go that way. He was so typically English and he was a gentleman and all that. It appeared that Walton had travelled out with him on the same ship when Jack came back from leave. He joined the ship at Marseilles. He was rather low, but there was nothing funny about that; a lot of people don't feel any too good when they're

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