It is now broad daylight, and high time for a man on sick-leave to be in bed.
He is to have sick-leave whenever the Endymion returns to Portsmouth.
They had been hoping all the while for a pension, but in their service book was written "on sick-leave."
His indolences of the sick-leave period were now sloughed from him.
“It does not appear to me that you are at all in need ...