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But I know Jimmy will meet me here if he's alive, for he always was the truest, stanchest old chap in the world.
Meantime Tom and the stanchest of his adherents had reached Harrowell's, and Sally was bustling about to get them a late tea, while Stumps had been sent off to Tew, the butcher, to get a piece of raw beef for Tom's eye, which was to be healed off- hand, so that he might show well in the morning.
The National Rifle Association -- long the stanchest and loudest advocate of gun owners and gun makers -- said yesterday in its first comment since the massacre that it pledged "to help to make sure this never happens again".