"What I wonder is how you ever manged it. I've been trying to get you for a quiet drink. And now, on the one night, you insist on turning in early".
"It may be splitting hairs, but I think it highly ethical. after all, what my wife wants most of all is time . This marionette is me to the hairiest detail. I've been home all evening. I shall be home with her for the next mouth. In the meaning. When I return from Rio, Braling two here will go back in his box".
"What've you done with my money"?
Barling squinted his eyes and could see the sea and the mountains and the yellow sand. The sound of the waves good to his inward mind. The sun was fine on his bared shoulders The wine was most excellent.
"I'm going to put you in the box, lock it, and lose the key. Then I'll buy another Rio ticket for your wife. Good-by Braling".