I guess it wouldn.t matter if you succeeded in altering it like Kris said.
These were real people in life-altering situations.
They hadn't given him the opportunity to adjust to the idea before they were bombarding him with life altering decisions.
He gave no indications of a disposition to continue the discussion of them, or to entertain proposals for extending or altering his relations with the Indian government.
Great Britain disclaimed any intention of altering the political status or (subject to the observance of the treaty of 1905) of interfering in the administration or annexing any territory of Afghanistan, and engaged to use her influence there in no manner threatening to Russia.