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An old solicitor , whom I knew when I was a boy , told me that as an articled clerk
he was once invited to dine with my grandfather . My grandfather carved the beef
and then a servant handed him a dish of potatoes baked in their skins .
I am told that there are pianists who have a natural technique so that they can
play in a manner that most executants can achieve only as the result of
unremitting toil , and I am willing to believe that there are writers who are equally
A Russian exile of my acquaintance told me that when he lost his estates and his
wealth , he was overcome with despair ; but at the end of a fortnight he regained
his serenity and never since gave a thought to what he had been deprived of .
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