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"'What do you do for a living?'

"I confess I had never had such a question asked me before, nor had I ever canvassed it. I was quite taken aback, and before I could find myself had sillily stammered, 'I - I am a gentleman.'

"His lip curled with a swift sneer.

"'I have worked, I do work,' I cried impetuously, as though he were my judge and I required vindication, and at the same time very much aware of my arrant idiocy in discussing the subject at all.

"'For your living?'

"There was something so imperative and masterful about him that I was quite beside myself - 'rattled,' as Furuseth would have termed it, like a quaking child before a stern schoolmaster.

"'Who feeds you?' was his next question.

"'I have an income,'...

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