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How much can you pay? This is a pleasant surprise, Archie. I would not have believed it. Must I again remind you, Archie, of the reaction you would have got if you had asked Velasquez to explain why Aesop’s hand was resting inside his robe instead of hanging by his side? Must I again demonstrate that while it is permissible to request the scientist to lead you back over his footprints, a similar request of the artist is nonsense, since he, like the lark or the eagle, has made none? Do you need to be told again that I am an artist? If I were to begin borrowing money I would end by devising means of persuading the Secretary of the Treasury to lend me the gold reserve.
I am merely a genius, not a god. Remember that those of us who are both civilized and prudent commit our murders only under the complicated rules which permit us to avoid personal responsibility. You stick to it, Archie, like a leech to an udder. I’m not trying to pick a quarrel, sir. I’m just breaking under the strain of trying to figure out a third way of crossing my legs. I have genius or nothing.