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He wasn't concerned about the money--the financial aspects
Horace was the most generous of people with authors. If
one would come with a hard luck story, Horace would always help him
There was no such thing really as advances at that time.
Well, nothing like today. Money was quite different in
those days. There were no income taxes to speak of, and my
goodness, the salaries in those days! I think I started there
at something like $50 a week. Office boys today start at about $80
It's a different world.
It's a different world, a different dollar, too. When
you got money then, it was yours--you didn't pay so much of
it to the government.
Were you able to find any books--?
This came later. My first job was to begin to meet
people and to go out selling. That was my real job--to be the
New York City and East Coast salesman.
How did you find selling? This was sort of a new experience
in a way.
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