“Good Morning, Heartsmug!”
“Good Morning, Sir!”
“I have a job for you, Heartsmug!”
“I need you to take this… out there.”
“Out there, Sir?”
“Yes, Heartsmug; it’s an important task – and you mustn’t spill a single drop – the contents are very important.”
“I see, Sir! And what then, Sir?”
“I need you to dispose of the contents slowly, and surely; not dripping a single drop. Can you do that, Heartsmug?”
“I can, Sir. It will be done as you asked. Not a single drop shall be dripped – or a drip dropped – and you shall be proud of me and my having carried out the set task to a satisfactory completion, Sir!”
“Well, yes; but, you must begin at once!”
“That is at once, Heartsmug. Go!”
Heartsmug left immediately and at once to carry out his task.
Colonel Coffeedrinker followed closely behind.