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    To assume the honours

    Hi,


    I do not know if I understand the bold text. Can anybody help please?


    "A sense of possession came over me. I was the host, Gabriel the guest. I assumed the honours. ´Pray, make yourself comfortable!´ I said and we both laughed."

    Murray Gilchrist, My Friend, 190?


    Judging from the fact he and Gabriel were strangers in the hostelry which they were sitting in and the context, I think the bold text could mean something like, "So I pretended to be the guest" (I assumed the title of the guest). But I am not sure.


    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: To assume the honours

    Thhe narrator assumed the honor of being the host and treated Gabriel like the guest.

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    Re: To assume the honours

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Thhe narrator assumed the honor of being the host and treated Gabriel like the guest.

    That´s me all over ... I made a mistake in writing so I pretended to be the guest ; of course I wanted to write so I pretended to be the host.

    I must take more care in reading what I have written ...
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