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"After a while, Phra Abhai Mani rose and went out of the cabin. He intended to go in search of Suvarnamali, and walked up and down the length of the ship. But he soon thought better of it and returned to his cabin, where he stretched himself on the bed and, for want of a better, cuddled his pillow. "0 Suvarnamali," he murmured, full of sighs. "Why can you not see that I adore you? Why do you avoid me and scorn me? Is it because you have ceased to love me that you act in this way? If you cast me off and leave me, having no further affection for me, how shall I live?" Tears rolled down his cheeks, and he sobbed as if his heart would break."