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known what was going to happen, I wouldn't have married her."
" What did happen? " asked Brainard, sipping his eighth drink.
" You are an inquisitive young man."
" Oh, if you'd rather not tell me "
" I might as well. I warned you I'd get talky. Well, my youngest brother went wrong. lie was cashier in a small bank, out on Long Island, and lie embezzled to the extent of twenty thousand dollars. He had gambled it all away at the race-tracks and in order to keep him out of jail, I liquidated all my assets and borrowed three thousand from a friend to make up the amount. I did it more for my mother's sake than for his; I knew that if she heard that he had stolen, it would kill her." Lemp brushed a hand across his eyes. " She found out about it anyway, and it did kill her."
" Horrible ! "
" I worked like the devil to get back on my feet, and I did it. But it was too late. Edith had gone."
" What do you say if we have a drink? "
" I say yes."
" And how long after that did you get married the second time? "
" Four years, and the same thing nearly happened again. My other brother, older than I, fell in love with a woman in Garden City, another man's wife. The husband found it out and there was a fight in which my brother shot the husband dead. There was no chance in the world of my brother's getting off, but I felt it my duty to give him the best counsel obtainable. He had no money himself. I paid two lawyers forty thousand and my brother went to the chair. Well, I learned afterwards that on the very same day my brother committed murder, Margaret, my second wife, became friendly with a piano tuner. Of course he had nothing except his wages and she was not fool enough to give me up for him. But when those lawyers had taken all my capital she would have left me if Providence had not intervened. The piano tuner was hit by a truck on the Fifty-ninth Street bridge and lost his hearing."
" Did you have any other children besides the boy killed in the war? "
" Yes, a girl. But I'd rather not talk about her. Oh, well, what does it matter? Miriam was our first-born, a year and a half older than my son. One day she was driving a car up in Westchester County, going forty or fifty miles an hour, when she

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