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I thought that the vibrissae about my nostrils detected something unique while I was outside.
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Is my paranoia getting completely out of hand, or are you mongoloids really talking about me?

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Stop!' I cried imploringly to my god-like mind.

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I avoid that bleak first hour of the working day during which my still sluggish senses and body make every chore a penance. I find that in arriving later, the work which I do perform is of a much higher quality.

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When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occassional cheese dip.

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Oh, Fortuna, you capricious sprite!

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Employers sense in me a denial of their values ... they fear me. i suspect that they can see that i am forced to function in a century which i loathe.

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Had that poor Reilly kook really been proud of Levy Pants? He had always said that he was. That was one good sign of his insanity.

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Go dangle your withered parts over the toilet!' Ignatius screamed savagely.

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Do you think that I want to live in a communal society with people like that Battaglia acquaintance of yours, sweeping streets and breaking up rocks or whatever it is people are always doing in those blighted countries? What I want is a good, strong monarchy with a tasteful and decent king who has some knowledge of theology and geometry and to cultivate a Rich Inner Life.

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Apparently I am pushing a jinx about the streets. I am certain that I can do better with some other wagon. A new cart, a new start.

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Is it the part of the police department to harass me when this city is a flagrant vice capital of the civilized world?" Ignatius bellowed over the crowd in front of the store. "This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians, all of whom are only too well protected by graft. If you have a moment, I shall endeavor to discuss the crime problems with you, but don't make the mistake of bothering me.

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I doubt whether any hack, under pressure, could pen such atrocious melodrama,

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... perverts around the world will also band together to capture the military in their respective countries. In those reactionary countries in which the deviates seem to be having some trouble in gaining control, we will send aid to them as rebels to help them in toppling their governments. When we have at last overthrown all existing governments, the world will enjoy not war but global orgies conducted with the utmost protocol and the most truly international spirit, for these people do transcend simple national differences.

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Shifting from one hip to the other in his lumbering, elephantine fashion, Ignatius sent waves of flesh rippling beneath the tweed and flannel, waves that broke upon buttons and seams. Thus

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The heart is important at any age, I'm afraid.

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