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CHAPTER THIRTEEN

`You know everybody,' he said. `D'you know Filby Niaon?'
`Phil? Rather! What's he been doing?'
`He's dramatizing a book of mine.'
`Oh, have you written lots?' she asked with an air of innocence.
`You won't believe it,' he laughed, `but I was trying to be unassuming; and it's terribly difficult. If I'd said "He's dramatizing Bindweed", it would have assumed that you'd read Bindweed, and knew I'd written it. If I'd said "He's dramatizing my book", it would have assumed that you know what the book was, or, if you didn't, were interested enough to ask the obvious question. Besides "my this" and "my that" always sounds egotistic. So I said "a book of mine", because, you see, I couldn't very well say "the book of mine", could I? And, anyhow, how did you know I hadn't written lots?'
`I know more than you think.'
`Of course you do. So tell me about Nixon. Is he pretty good?'
`Phil? Oh, he's all right. Poor old Phil.'
`Yes, I felt "Poor old Phil" myself. But why?'
`Did you ever see Halves, Partner?'
`No. Was it so bad?'
`Bad? It was brilliant.'
`Sort of Charley's Aunt, wasn't it?'
`No, that's just what it wasn't. It probably set out to be, and got spiritualized somehow. The result was a sort of ethereal farce. It's funny that it should have been so popular, I mean in the provinces and America an places like that. And London too. There's not muck to choose between them. I dare say the ethereal quality has evaporated a bit by new - well, it must have But you would have loved it as it was first played.'

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