Randall Wallace writes about friendship in his book, Living The Braveheart Life: Finding the Courage to Follow Your Heart.
When Stephen of Ireland meets William Wallace, William is already a notorious rebel leader, and Stephen is unknown to all the Scots. But Stephen, much to his own delight, … is a legend in his own mind. He is brimming with courage, self-confidence, and self-respect … He would die for William and William would die for him. Who wouldn’t want a friend like that? (p. 44).
In the Bible, John records words of Jesus, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends,” (John 15:13).
Randall Wallace and John write of the high calling of friendship.
I do not understand a friend dropped.