Max has checked out of the Manila Hotel.
Now it seems the 20th Century really is over.
Do you miss it very much, as I do, my Precious?
No more is that atmosphere which he created
in the telling and retelling of its events.
Now his stories will be that of a dead man,
and the true test of time begins.
No more amendments or revisions to the text,
no more editions or deadlines to meet,
Save Judgment Day,
as the vast audience of History awaits.