The Cords of Vanity

The Cords of Vanity
A Comedy of Shirking

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The Cords of Vanity by James Branch Cabell

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A Comedy of Shirking

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A study of the artistic temperament, being the history of a hero who degenerates progressively.

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her people I knew He would say, "What an odd child!" and I liked to have people say that. Still, there was sunlight in the hall, and lots of sunlight, not just long and dusty shreds of sunlight, and I felt more comfortable when I was back in the hall.

2--Reading I lay flat upon my stomach, having found that posture most conformable to the practice of reading, and I considered the cover of this slim, green book; the name of John Charteris, stamped thereon in fat-bellied letters of gold, meant less to me than it was destined to signify thereafter.

A deal of puzzling matter I found in this book, but in my memory, always, one fantastic passage clung as a burr to sheep's wool. That fable, too, meant less to me than it was destined to signify thereafter, when the author of it was used to declare that he had, unwittingly, written it about me. Then I read again this

Fable of the Foolish Prince "As to all earlier happenings I choose in this place to be silent. Anterior adventures he had k

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