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like a little whiskey?” And I said, “No, Sir, thank you.” And we went on talking. And then my mind just wandered off, and I thought of my children, and my grandchildren, and how silly I'd be to tell them that I turned down the Prime Minister--he was Prime Minister then, of course, being at 10 Downing Street. So I interrupted him and I said, “Sir, can I change my mind?” [laughters] And I had a cigar and a scotch, and I burped all day.

Q:

And what happened in that talk?

Heiskell:

Oh, we pretty well worked out the arrangement. And we, in due course, did print--with beautiful illustrations--The History of the English Speaking Peoples, which was a considerable success. More d'estime than popularity, but that was it.

Q:

Did you see him again?

Heiskell:

No. I'm trying to think. We gave a dinner for him, but that was earlier. I don't think I did see him. No, because that must have been well in the 1950s--must have been in the 1950s. No, I don't think I saw him again.

Q:

Okay. Let's stop here. End tape.

[End of session]



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