I see it in simple terms- we're a bunch of dedicated lads, doing our best by him. Surely, that's what it was always about?
'If he required help with any job, there was no shortage of volunteers and, no matter how small or trivial the task we performed, he would always, towards the end of the day, walk up and say quietly:
"Thanks for all your help today, old boy."
-Arthur Knowles, With Campbell At Coniston
"You never had the things you thought you should have had,
and you'll not get them now..."
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