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No, I was busy writing stuff ahead for Jester...
You weren't concerned about money.
Did you use some of the income that was left to you after
your mother's death?
Certainly, yes. And I had saved some money in that year
I worked. Also, I began meeting people who were much richer
than I was, and through college began meeting some of the
people you read about now in “Our Crowd.” I suddenly found
myself in a world that I hadn't known existed, where automobiles
and country clubs were taken for granted, and girls
were having big coming-out parties at the Ritz. I found it
very easy to get accustomed to this kind of life.
Did you travel at all? Did you go abroad?
No. What I did: I learned there was such a game as
golf, and that young men actually bought their own automobiles.
I bought a second-hand automobile called the Kissel car. It
was a dreadful car. I remember one summer I drove it up to
the White Mountains, and it broke down about six times. But
it was fun.
Then there was my last summer. You see, in 1918 the
World War One was hanging over us. But in June, 1918, I found
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