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`I couldn't 'ardly say that,' said Kipps.
Masterman smiled. `No,' he said. `Has it made you much happier?'
`It did at first.'
`Yes. But you got used to it. How long, for example, did the real delirious excitement last?'
`Oo, that! Perhaps a week,' said Kipps.
Masterman nodded his head. `That's what discourages me from amassing wealth,' he said to Sid. `You adjust yourself. It doesn't last. I've always had an inkling of that, and it's interesting to get it confirmed. I shall go on sponging for a bit longer on you, I think.'
`You don't,' said Sid. `No fear.'
`Twenty-four thousand pounds,' said Masterman, and blew a cloud of smoke. `Lord! Doesn't it worry you?'
`It is a bit worrying at times.... Things 'appen.'
`Going to marry?'
`Yes.'
'H'm. Lady, I guess, of a superior social position?'
`Rather,' said Kipps. `Cousin to the Earl of Beaupres.'
Masterman readjusted his long body with an air of having accumulated all the facts he needed. He snuggled his shoulder-blades down into the chair and raised his angular knees. `I doubt,' he said, flicking cigarette ash into the atmosphere, `if any great gain or loss of money does-as things are at present-make more than the slightest difference in one's happiness. It ought to-if money was what it ought to be, the token given for service, one ought to get an increase in power and happiness for every pound one got. But the plain fact is, the times are out of joint, and money-money, like everything else-is a deception and a disappointment.'
He turned his face to Kipps and enforced his next words with the index finger of his lean lank hand. `If I thought otherwise,' he said, `I should exert myself to get some. But -if one sees things clearly one is so discouraged. So confoundedly discouraged.... When you first got your money you thought that it meant you might buy just anything you fancied?'
`It was a bit that way,' said Kipps.
`And you found you couldn't. You found that for all sorts of things it was a question of where to buy and how to buy, and what you didn't know how to buy with your

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