"I! I! I am a simple man. I have no great thoughts. I want nothing from anybody. How can you compare me to . . . ?"
His feelings were too much for speech, and suddenly he broke down.
"I don't understand," he groaned. "I've been doing my best to keep him alive, and that's enough. I had no hand in all this. I have no abilities. There hasn't been a drop of medicine or a mouthful of invalid food for months here. He was shamefully abandoned. A man like this, with such ideas. Shamefully! Shamefully! I -- I -- haven't slept for the last ten nights . . ."
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