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The Gargantua was gliding smoothly out of New York Harbor. Ben Brainard went into the lounge and ordered three quick drinks to steady his hand so that he might write farewell letters to the members of his family and to the Girl whose heartless treatment of him had made life intolerable. His last act would be to entrust these letters to good old Phil Runyon, just previous to his embarkation to another World.
To his mother and sister he explained the reasons for his deed -the failure of his latest and greatest work to win appreciation, and the loss of the most wonderful and lovable of all girls. He asked their forgiveness. IIe knew they would understand.
To the Girl he wrote over two thousand words that would make her at least a little bit• sorry even if she were really as hard-hearted ,as she had appeared at their last meeting. (The Girl was Pauline Lannin of the chorus of " Hit the Deck " and he might have known that a chorus girl, what with making quick changes and one thing and another, would never have time to digest two thousand words, especially as the ordinary daily extent of her reading was the captions in an evening tabloid.)
The bugle blew for dinner, but of what use was dinner to a man who had only four hours more to live? What Brainard needed was enough Scotch to sustain his resolution, for it really is tough to pass out at the age of thirty, when you are a genius and there is so much good writing God wants you to do. It was this fear of weakening at the last moment that had influenced him to buy a gun. He was an excellent swimmer and if he toppled overboard without shooting himself first, a natural instinct of self-preservation might keep him afloat until the Gargantua's sailors had rescued him.
He had had one drink and was about to order another when a stranger stopped at his table, a man of robust health, apparently about fifty-five years old.
" Do you mind if I join you? " he asked. " I am all alone and I like company when I have a drink."
Brainard was going to lie and say he expected a friend, but it occurred to him that the time would pass more quickly if he had someone to talk to; listen to, rather, for he was not in a mood to do much talking himself.
" Sit down," he invited. " I am ordering a Scotch high-ball. Perhaps you'd rather have a cocktail."
" No, make it two high-balls," said the stranger, and added to the waiter,-" Bring me the check."

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