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Half a Rogue

By Macgrath, Harold

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Title: Half a Rogue  
Author: Macgrath, Harold
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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It was Warrington's invariable habit—when no business or social engagement pressed him to go elsewhere—to drop into a certain quaint little restaurant just off Broadway for his dinners. It was out of the way; the throb and rattle of the great commercial artery became like the far-off murmur of the sea, restful rather than annoying. He always made it a point to dine alone, undisturbed. The proprietor nor his silent-footed waiters had the slightest idea who Warrington was. To them he was simply a profitable customer who signified that he dined there in order to be alone His table was up stairs. Below, there was always the usual dinner crowd till theater time; and the music had the faculty of luring his thoughts astray, being, as he was, fonder of music than of work. As a matter of fact, it was in this little restaurant that he winnowed the day's ideas, revamped scenes, trimmed the rough edges of his climaxes, revised this epigram or rejected this or that line; all on the backs of envelopes and on the margins of newspapers. In his den at his bachelor apartments, he worked; but here he dreamed, usually behind the...

Table of Contents
· Chapter I · Chapter II · Chapter III · Chapter IV · Chapter V · Chapter VI · Chapter VII · Chapter VIII · Chapter IX · Chapter X · Chapter XI · Chapter XII · Chapter XIII · Chapter XIV · Chapter XV · Chapter XVI · Chapter XVII · Chapter XVIII · Chapter XIX · Chapter XX

 

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