Abhi BasuDuskOn the bench beside Norman Gorstby sat a young man, fairly well dressed but scarcely cheerful. As if to emphasise the fact that the worldwent badly with him the new-corner unburdened himself of an angry and very audible expletive as he flung himself into the seat."You don't seem in a very good temper,"said Gortsby, judging that he was expected to take due notice of the demonstration.The young man turned to him with a look of disarming frankness which put him instantly on his guard."You wouldn't be in a good temper if you were in the fix I'm in,"he said;"I've done the silliest thing I've ever done in my life.""Yes?"said Gortsby dispassionately."Came up this afternoon, meaning to stay at the Patagonian Hotel in Berkshire Square,"
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