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CHAPTER FOUR

`Look here, Raglan-sorry, have a cigar? No? I'm not doing this for money. You can't go on doing things for money all the time. Why did I spend the week-end - well, never mind that. Any dam way I didn't do it for money. On the contrary - and then a pearl necklace on the top of that. Well, I'm doing this because I'm grateful to books. When I was fourteen I had bought and read every book that Dickens ever wrote.' He repeated it again slowly, and Raglan shivered. `I was earning ten shillings a week, and took seven home to my mother.' He murmured to himself again. `Every Hell-be-jiggered book, on three shillings a week,' and added aloud, `But of course that's nothing to you, because you're a real book-lover.'
Raglan, who hadn't bought a book for twenty years, wondered uncomfortably if he was. But why buy books when publishers and editors and authors give them to you?
Ormsby was flicking open more of his papers, and murmuring to himself.
`The Life of Thomas Heysvood, thirty bob - Pastoral Poets of the Renaissance, Limited edition, five guineas - The Aesthetic of Vortici.rm, five bob - you had a cheap one there, but hardly catchy - and now this Seventeenth Century God-.rare-us. See what I mean, old man?' He was silent for a moment, and then said, almost shyly, `Don't mind my asking you, but these books - well, these four, just as an example - do you really enjoy them? I just wondered. Get as much blood-and-bones from 'em as I got from Pickavick?'
`It's a different sort of enjoyment, perhaps.'
`Oh, quite, quite,' said Ormsby quickly. `A dam fool question to ask. Well now, what it comes to is this. I want people to get up from their breakfast-tables, or get

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