Much Ado About Nothing
He hadn't meant to lose his temper. He really hadn't.
First David's absurd affair, and then Bertie reduced to a stammering mess because he'd made a perfectly simple request.
Did neither son understand the concept of duty?
He didn't want to face May. She wouldn't say anything, but her eyes would reveal her true feelings. You're too hard on him, George, dear.
What will happen if I'm not, he thought. I won't be around forever.
It wasn't as if I wanted to be King myself. Or master that - devilish device.
But that's what duty is.