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"You can buy the next one," Brainard said. "I suppose we ought to introduce ourselves. I am Benjamin Brainard, of New York."
" Not Benjamin Brainard the author! " the other exclaimed.
" Why, I read two of your books and enjoyed them immensely. But I certainly never would have guessed you were such a young man; your novels show such a wide knowledge of life."
" I guess I've lived! " said Brainard with a bitter smile.
" My name," said his new companion, "is Fred Lemp. I'm just a plain business man, with very little business," he added good-naturedly.
" Where are you bound for? " Brainard inquired.
" Paris," said Lemp. " Paris and Chateau-Thieriy. And you? "
Brainard's face wore a queer expression. " I don't know," he said.
" You don't know ! "
" I only know that it's a long way off," said Brainard.
" Oh, I suppose you are just wandering around, in search of material for a new book."
" I have written my last book."
" You mustn't say that ! A man your age and with your talent! You owe it to the world to keep on writing"
" Thank you, but I am sure I don't owe the world anything." They had had four drinks and Brainard was now ordering an other.
" I don't know whether I'd better or not," said Lemp hesitantly.
" I hardly ever drink more than three, because after three I get talky and bore everybody to death."
" It doesn't matter to me if you get talky," said Brainard, and added to himself: " I don't have to listen to you."
" Well, it's on your own head," said Lemp, and ordered his fifth high-ball.
" Mr. Lemp," Brainard said, " what would you do Never mind. I guess I'm getting too talky myself."
" Not at all," said Lemp. " I'd like to hear what you were go ing to ask me."
" Well, I was going to ask what you would do if you were an artist in a certain line and nobody appreciated your work ----"
" I'd keep at it anyway if I knew it was good work."
" I wasn't through. What would you do if you suddenly real-

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