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himself. Before going in he looked in the window and the first thing he saw was a display of When Pyramids Decay. Damned silly titlel He went in. A young man came forward and asked if he could help him.
" No, I'm just having a look round." It embarrassed him to ask for Evie's book and he thought he'd find it for himself and then take it to the salesman. But he couldn't see it anywhere and at last, finding the young man near him, he said in a carefully casual tone: "By the way, have you got a book called When Pyramids Decay?"
" The new edition came in this morning. I'll get a copy."
In a moment the young man returned with it. He was a short, rather stout young man, with a shock of untidy carroty hair and spectacles. George Peregrine, tall, upstanding, very military, towered over him.
" Is this a new edition then?" he asked.
" Yes, sir. The fifth. It might be a novel the way it's selling." George Peregrine hesitated a moment. "Why d'you suppose it's such a success? I've always been
told no one reads poetry."
" Well, it's good, you know. I've read it meself:" The young man, though obviously cultured, had a slight Cockney accent, and George quite instinctively adopted a patronising attitude. "It's the story they like. Sexy, you know, but tragic."
George frowned a little. He was coming to the conclusion that the young man was rather impertinent. No one had told him anything about there being a story in the damned book and he had not gathered that from reading the reviews. The young man went on.
" Of course it's only a flash in the pan, if you know what I mean. The way I look at it, she was sort of inspired like by a personal experience, like Housman was with The Shropshire Lad. She'll never write anything else."
" How much is the book?" said George coldly to stop his chatter. "You needn't wrap it up, I'll just slip it into my pocket."

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