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‘ [346] turned for hours, trying to make up my mind. Finally just before dawn, I resolved to decline the offer. I had never done anything which was not honest, and I determined that it was too late to begin. in my old age. Sleep was easy to me then, and it was late when I awoke. Almost as soon as I did so I arose, and writing a letter of refusal of the company's offer, posted it. I have never regretted it.’

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