“Of course it means you are going away from us for good,” she said with a sigh. “But that don’t mean I’ll lose you. look at my papa here; he’s been dead all these years, and yet he is more real to me than almost anybody else. He never goes out of my life. I talk to him and consult him all the time. The older I grow, the better I know him and the more I understand him.”

My √Āntonia