what does "mankind is infinitely poorer"mean?
This has been a horrible, tragic day—for me, for the world but—above all for Jack's family. Knowing the feeling of abject misery, numbness and fury which at the moment consumes my whole body I think I have a [word indecipherable] idea of what you must be going through.
Jack was the most charming, considerate, and loyal friend I have ever had, and I mourn him as though he were my own brother.
He still had great things to do and he would have done them. Mankind is infinitely poorer. . . .