The Art of Disappearing

The Art of Disappearing

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"[...]disagreeably except at sea, noisy insects as public nuisances to be caught and slain, and family portraits the last praiseworthy attempt of ancestors to disturb the sleep of their remote heirs. When he had somewhat tired of asking his companion questions, it occurred to him that the Monsignor had asked none in return, and might waive his right to this privilege of good-fellowship. He mentioned the matter. "Thank you," said Monsignor, "but I know all about you. See now if I give you a good account of your life and descent." He was promenading the room before the picture-jury frowning on him.[...]."
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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.45mm | 385.55g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507717857
  • 9781507717851