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Believe me, my dear Willsen, I feel the same. ” He paused, then his voice became, if anything, even more earnest. “If you and I cannot bring Denmark and Britain into a closer friendship, my dear Willsen, then we have no business going there, none. I merely seek general reassurances from Hanssen. I want news of the political situation in Denmark. I want to know what pressures the French are applying. The French are the irritants, but aren't they always? And of course Hanssen will want to know the purpose of our visit, but we shall merely say we are visiting families.
Lieutenant Richard Sharpe asked. “The commission cannot be exchanged for cash,” Mister Belling explained. “You did not buy it, you cannot sell it. You were given it. What the King gives, you may give back but you cannot sell. ” Sharpe said angrily. “You were told wrong,” Mister Brown said. “Misinformed,” Mister Belling added. ” “The regulations are plain,” Mister Belling went on. “An officer who purchases a commission is free to sell it, but a man awarded a commission is not.
Hocking stuffed a clay pipe with tobacco as he considered the offer. Twenty pounds a year was a fine sum, but a little too obvious. A little too tidy. He drew a candle toward him and lit the pipe. “The magistrates will want paying,” he observed. “You said there'd be no trouble from magistrates,” Sharpe objected. “That's because they'll be paid,” Hocking pointed out, “and there'll be other costs, Major, other costs. ” He blew a stream of smoke at the ceiling. ” Hocking nodded.