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You have a suspicious appearance of inscribing some fair creature's on the bark, Tom.
As a grain of musk will scent a drawer for many years, and still lose nothing appreciable of its original weight, so a halfpenny-worth of ink would blot Mr Boffin to the roots of his hair and the calves of his legs, without inscribing a line on the paper before him, or appearing to diminish in the inkstand.
Russian ground crew are inscribing the words 'For Paris' on some bombs destined to be dropped on targets in Syria, in a message of solidarity with the victims of last week's Paris attacks.