• He is not dead, this friend; not dead, Gone some few, trifling steps ahead, And nearer to the end; So that you, too, once past the bend, Shall meet again, as face to face, this friend You fancy dead.

    Robert Louis Stevenson, Lloyd Osbourne, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, Sidney Colvin, William Ernest Henley (1918). “The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson”