|17 aAnd the followers became downhearted,
18 bBut Harry called for the waiter,
19 cAnd whispered some instructions,
20 dWhich were swiftly obeyed,
21 eSo that in a few minutes' time the waiter returned to give Harry a razor blade and a small mirror,
22 fUpon which he placed some small white rocks,
23 gThen cut them into little pieces with the razor blade,
24 hArranging them into straight lines on the mirror.
25 iAs the followers looked on in puzzlement, Harry rolled up a hundred-dollar bill and placed it against one of the lines on the mirror, and inhaled the entire line through the bill.
26 jWhen he had done so, he leaned back in his chair, saying, Wow. That is some outstanding excrement.
CHAPTER 711 kBut the followers were without a clue, and asked Harry, "What is the meaning of what you have done? We do not understand, no matter how much we don't think about it."
2 lWhereupon Harry replied to them, saying, Do this in remembrance of me.
3 mLook upon your own face in the mirror,
4 nWhich is the face of yourself alone,
5 oAs we all are alone in this vast meaningless universe.
6 pThen cover the face in the mirror with little white rocks,
7 qWhich are the slayers of thought, and your consolation for all thing which may trouble you.
||8 rWhen you have done this, take the blade of a razor,
9 sWhich is as deadly and useful as blame itself,
10 tAnd cut the rocks into lines, so that the slayer of thought may serve you and your desire,
11 uThen roll some money in your fingers,
12 vBecause, outside of yourself, money is the only certainty one can have,
13 And besides, it makes an excellent device for inhaling lines.
14 wFinally, as you inhale, remember me,
15 xFor the briefest possible instant,
16 yWhich should not be too hard,
17 zBecause when you have finished inhaling, you will no longer remember me,
18 aaOr anything else.
19 bbWith great solemnity, the followers did as Harry instructed,
20 ccAnd ceased thinking of anything for some minutes.
21 ddThen Harry spoke again, saying, One of you will hand me over to the authorities this night,
22 eeBut that's okay,
23 ffBecause I can beat the rap.
24 ggThe rest of you will deny that you ever knew me,
25 hhOr ever rode on my Learjet,
26 iiOr did anything else with me,
27 jjBut that's okay too,
28 kkFor I know that none of you will ever betray me.