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Punch, or the London Charivari, May 27, 1914

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,058 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 372
Added to site: 2008.01.05
mnybks.net#: 19616
Genres: Periodical, Humor
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"I have ever made a study of the finest writers," he said. "From Moses to De Courville, I have read them all. These studies and constant intercourse with the brainiest Americans I can meet have made me what I am."

"But your certainty in discrimination," I said--"how did you acquire that? Most of us are so doubtful of ourselves."

"I never am," he replied; "I am sure. One thing at a time is my theory. Concentrate on one thing and forget all the rest. In other words, trust to elimination. That's what I do. Having found something that I know to be good I instantly eliminate all thought of the existence of rival claimants and concentrate on that discovery and its exploitation."

"Marvellous," I murmured. "And how do you think of all your variations on the one stimulating theme?"

"Ah!" he said, "that is my secret." He tapped his massive forehead. "It wants a bit of doing, but I think I may say that up to date I have delivered the goods."

"You may," I said. "Have you no assis

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