“I do too!” I protest. The gathering shushes until someone asks, “Like what?’ I look around quickly as everyone looks on, then remebering a quote I had heard once, “I leave to depart on a venture of lengthy absence.”
“Lengthy absence,” someone asks of askance. ‘He means he’ll be gone for a really long time,” Twisty translates. All of a sudden, all of those so-gathered begin cheering.