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then we would pay $750,000. That adds up to about a million [point] one? Yes, it does. But there were an awful lot of loose ends. So I was delegated on behalf of LIFE, and General Adler, who was general manager of the Times, was delegated on behalf of the Times. And the two of us and their lawyer--the Times lawyer, Louis Loeb--flew over to England to negotiate this contract. We were really negotiating with his agent, who was Lord Camrose--an old friend of Churchill's and the owner of the Daily Telegraph. Charming gentleman. And we went there, and we were negotiating in Camrose's office--so British! He has two sons. These two sons were not fifteen year-olds, they must have been in their thirties! The two sons sat at the back of the room, never said a word, never opened their mouths. Camrose was a genial, smart negotiator, and the big problem we had was how many volumes Churchill was going to write. Churchill didn't want to get pinned down to a number of volumes. And here we had the problem of--we'd agreed on a price, and Churchill was asking, I think, $225,000 a volume, which the Times and we would split. But he hadn't agreed on the number of volumes, and he was going to get paid, he thought, per volume. So we went around and around on that.

Then one day, we went out to Chartwell to meet with him, with Churchill, who was in a great mood--had his whole family there--and was very full of cheer. The cheer took all forms, including liquid one. I always remember this--after we'd had quite a lot of cheer he took us around to show us his waterworks. He was a bricklayer--he even had a union card as a bricklayer--and he built his little pools with waterfalls. And July Adler, Walter Graebner--who was sort of

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