”My dear,

I do not know if you expected to see me again; I expected to see you.
This morning I found out that it’s all over, so, farewell. I know this is a very tough blow for you, but I hope you are strong enough and that you will go on living with trust in the future.
Work. Do it for me. Continue the books you wanted to write. Keep in mind that I am dying as a Frenchman for my country.
Farewell, my dear.”