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...a lucifer, and then withdrew into the adjoining chamber, opening, however, with folding doors to the principal and spacious apartment.
"A foreign newspaper always interests our friend," said the baron, taking his coffee.
"Well, it must always be interesting to have news from home, I suppose," said Endymion.
"Home!" said the baron. "News is always interesting, whether it come from home or not."
"To public men," said Endymion.
"To all men if they be wise," said the baron;As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information."
"But what a rare thing is success in life!" said Endymion. "I often wonder whether I shall ever be able to step out of the crowd."
"You may have success in life without stepping out of the crowd," said the baron.
"A sort of success," said Endymion; "I know what you mean. But what I mean is real success in life. I mean, I should like to be a public man."
"Why?" asked the baron.
"Well, I should like to have power," said Endymion, blushing.
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