"Take it"

From Dorothy Day's Loaves and Fishes, describing a scene in the first house of hospitality:

Mr. Breen remained with us until he died. As the end drew near, we all sat around his bedside, praying. In his last moments, Mr. Breen looked up at us and said,

"I have only one possession left in the world—my cane. I want you to have it. Take it—take it and wrap it around the necks of some of these bastards around here."

Then he turned on us a beatific smile. In his weak voice he whispered,

"God has been good to me."

And smiling, he died.