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I don't remember.
No, I do not. It's not germane to this story. It was
a generous, fair offer; but I assure you that we were prepared
to go higher because we expected that there would be quite
some negotiations. They were not necessary.
We had lunch together again and I proposed the terms.
Alfred said, “Do you and Donald think that's a fair offer?”
I said, “If we didn't, we wouldn't be making it.” He said,
“If you think it's fair, I'll take it.” It was just like that!
We shook hands on the deal. I said, “Alfred, you know that we
would have increased our offer if you had pressed us.” Alfred
said, “If you two really thought your proposal fair, it was
all right with me!" It made him a rich man overnight, of course.
How much did he get?
He got a big lot of Random House stock, which he was
free to sell.
You don't remember how much it was?
I don't think that it's important. It was a good deal,
and everybody was happy.
Were there any provisions that you wouldn't interfere or
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