They were not, at any rate, the premeditated and perfunctory endearments of the guest under his hostess’s eye, for he and the little girl had the room to themselves; and something in his attitude made him seem a simple and kindly being compared to the small critical creature who endured his homage.
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They retired jersey #23 in homage to Michael Jordan.
Members of the community lined the street to pay homage to the fallen soldier.