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The Celebrity

An Episode

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,634 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 783
mnybks.net#: 1707

The tale of an attorney and his friendship with the man he represents in court: "The Celebrity." It is the purest, keenest fun--and is American to the core.

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astes. But I found myself continually returning to the countenance, and I still think I could have modelled a better face out of putty. The mouth was rather small, thick-tipped, and put in at an odd angle; the brown eyes were large, and from their habit of looking up at one lent to the round face an incongruous solemnity. But withal there was a perceptible acumen about the man which was puzzling in the extreme.

"How are you, old man?" said he, hardly waiting for Farrar to introduce me. "Well, I hope." It was pure cordiality, nothing more. He seemed to bubble over with it.

I said I was well, and invited him inside.

"No," he said; "I like the look of the town. We can talk business here."

And talk business he did, straight and to the point, so fast and indistinctly that at times I could scarcely follow him. I answered his rapid questions briefly, and as best I knew how. He wanted to know what chance he had to win the suit, and I told him there might be other factors involved beside th

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