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Roy, who was nineteen or twenty years older than I, was my substitute
father. He was much more than just my boss, and always remained that
till his death at eighty. And I was very fond of Roy. I was never
fond of Harry. It wasn't easy to be fond of Harry.
Because you knew he wasn't going to be fond of you, I
suppose, is one reason--one major reason.
He wasn't an emotionally-giving person that way?
No. It was always a--I've got to say it was nearly always
a confrontation. I don't mean a confrontation in really adversarial
terms, or the negative sense of it, but a confrontation in terms
of--it was always an issue that you were having to deal with, and he
had no chit-chat.
So there wasn't a lot of relaxed time you spent with him.
It sure as hell wasn't.
But would you say that through those decades you were one of his
top five--shall we say subordinates, or lieutenants, whatever you
want to call them? Just again, to define your relationship to him.
Top five or ten?
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