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By Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway's thoughts of his lifestyles as an unknown author dwelling in Paris within the Nineteen Twenties are deeply own, warmly affectionate and entire of wit. He remembers the time while, bad, chuffed and writing in cafes, he came upon his vocation.

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She had the lovely high cheekbones for arrogance. ' so we went out by the train from the gare du nord through the dirtiest and saddest part of town and walked from the siding to the oasis of the track. it was early and we sat on my raincoat on the fresh-cropped grass bank and had our lunch and drank from the wine bottle and looked at the old grandstand, the brown wooden betting booths, the green of the track, the darker green of the hurdles, and the brown shine of the water jumps and the whitewashed stone walls and white posts and rails, the paddock under the new-leafed trees and the first horses being walked to the paddock.

That term was accrochable. if you knew you would kill, other people sensed it very quickly and you were let alone; but there were certain situations you could not allow yourself to be forced into or trapped into. ' but i was always careful of my language with miss stein even when true phrases might have clarified or better expressed a prejudice. 'Yes, yes, Hemingway,' she said. ' I did not want to argue that, although i thought that i had lived in a world as it was and there were all kinds of people in it and i tried to understand them, although some of them i could not like and some i still hated.

Travelling third class on the train was not expensive. the pension cost very little more than we spent in paris. I would give up the room in the hotel where i wrote and there was only the rent of 74 rue cardinal lemoine which was nominal. i had written journalism for toronto and the cheques for that were due. i could write that anywhere under any circumstances and we had money to make the trip. Maybe away from paris i could write about paris as in paris i could write about michigan. i did not know it was too early for that because i did not know paris well enough.

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