|2 aWhereupon Harry replied to them, saying, Do this in remembrance of me.
3 bLook upon your own face in the mirror,
4 cWhich is the face of yourself alone,
5 dAs we all are alone in this vast meaningless universe.
6 eThen cover the face in the mirror with little white rocks,
7 fWhich are the slayers of thought, and your gconsolation for all things which may trouble you.
8 hWhen you have done this, take a razor blade,
9 iWhich is as deadly and useful as jblame itself,
10 kAnd cut the rocks into lines, so that the slayer of thought may serve you and your ldesire,
11 mThen roll some money in your fingers,
12 nBecause, outside of yourself, omoney is the only certainty one can have.
13 pFinally, as you inhale, remember me,
14 qFor the briefest possible instant,
15 rWhich should not be too hard,
16 sBecause when you have finished inhaling, you will no longer remember me,
17 tOr anything else.
18 uWith great seriousness, the followers did what Harry instructed,
19 vAnd stopped thinking about anything at all for quite a while.
20 wThen Harry spoke again, saying, One of you will identify me to the authorities this night,
21 xBut that's okay,
||22 yBecause I can take the heat.
23 zThe rest of you will deny that you ever knew me,
24 aaOr ever rode on my Learjet,
25 bbOr did anything else with me,
26 ccBut that's okay too,
27 ddFor I know that none of you will ever eebetray me.
CHAPTER 441 At these words of Harry's, the followers were all a bit disconcerted,
2 ffAnd tried making various excuses to leave,
3 ggBut only one of them managed to get away,
4 By borrowing a waiter's jacket,
5 Which must have been set up beforehand,
6 hhBecause he came back within twenty minutes or so,
7 iiAccompanied by about three dozen cops,
8 jjWho waited for the follower in the waiter's jacket to identify Harry,
9 And then seized Harry,
10 And kkcuffed him,
11 And dragged him away,
12 llWithout arresting anyone else at all,
13 For some reason.
CHAPTER 451 Afterwards, the followers went back to the hotel,
2 And talked about what they should do.
3 Some of them thought that maybe they should go to the jail,
4 And try to bail Harry out,
5 For appearance's sake.