John Silver sort of goes, but pauses to ask a rhetorical question:
Good Evening to ye, Barrister Eke,
I be fully understanding of your comments.
I have been mightily peeved over the recalcitrance of the Nigerian officials but I be thinking it may be time to be cutting me losses and moving on.
The sale of the Parrot has raised me a tidy little sum and while it be nowhere hear the league of the monies owing to me over there it is well said that a bird in me hand soundly beats two on the poop deck, if ye gets me drift.
What else would ye have me do, Barrister Eke?
Yours most sincerely,