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The Six Napoleons

The man in the dressing-gown turned upon us with a most melancholy face. "It's an extraordinary thing," said he, that all my life I have been collecting other people's news, and now that a real piece of news has come my own way I am so confused and bothered that I can't put two words together. If I had come in here as a journalist, I should have interviewed myself and had two columns in every evening paper.