Though I might not be for much longer

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Yuuichi Tam

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Japanese
A man was held by a madman.

"Though I might not be for much longer, if you don't get out of my way. I have an order of biscuit that has to be finished and on board ship by tomorrow."

This is from a book "Fire in the Dark". What's the meaning of "Though I might not be for much longer"?
 
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  • dojibear

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    English - US
    "Thomas Farriner, the King's Baker. Supplier of bread and biscuit to His Majesty's Navy, if you please," snapped Thomas.

    "Though I might not be for much longer, if you don't get out of my way. I have an order of biscuit that has to be finished and on board ship by tomorrow."

    Here the second quote continues the first quote. So he is saying:

    I am the King's Baker, though I mignt not be (the King's Baker) for much longer, if you prevent me from delivering these biscuits.
     

    kentix

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    English - U.S.
    The madman is preventing him from doing his work. If he doesn't finish the order on time, he might be fired from his role as supplier to the Navy.

    [Cross-posted]
     

    Yuuichi Tam

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    Japanese
    "Thomas Farriner, the King's Baker. Supplier of bread and biscuit to His Majesty's Navy, if you please," snapped Thomas.

    "Though I might not be for much longer, if you don't get out of my way. I have an order of biscuit that has to be finished and on board ship by tomorrow."

    Here the second quote continues the first quote. So he is saying:

    I am the King's Baker, though I mignt not be (the King's Baker) for much longer, if you prevent me from delivering these biscuits.
    Thank you for your answer and quote. I got it. Questioners don't be allowed to post a long quote.
     
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