Having bought his first picture

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Unformatted text preview: Having bought his first picture, Newman felt a sense of difference and accomplishment. He then began to look around for another picture to buy, even though he knew he had paid too much for the first one. Then he noticed a man who looked familiar, and went over to him. It was Tom Tristram, a man Newman had known some years ago during the war. In their discussions, we hear that Newman has been in Europe seventeen days, and that Tristram has been living here for six years, but this is the first time that Tristram has been inside the Louvre. Newman can't understand this, because Tristram has just said that he knows Paris very well. But Tristram doesn't consider this the real Paris. Tristram leads Newman out to a nearby caf for coffee and a smoke. Newman envies Tristram for having a wife and home, but Tristram maintains that Paris is a place to be without a wife. Newman, having a wife and home, but Tristram maintains that Paris is a place to be without a wife....
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