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The Billionaire

By Gorky, Maxim

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Title: The Billionaire  
Author: Gorky, Maxim
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: THE KINGS of steel, of petroleum, and all the other kings of the United States have always in a high degree excited my power of imagination. It seemed to me certain that these people who possess so much money could not be like other mortals. Each of them (so I said to myself) must call his own, at least, three stomachs and a hundred and fifty teeth. I did not doubt that the millionaire ate without intermission, from six o?clock in the morning till midnight. It goes without saying, the most exquisite and sumptuous viands! Toward evening, then, he must be tired of the hard chewing, to such a degree that (so I pictured to myself) he gave orders to his darkies to digest the meals that he had swallowed with satisfaction during the day. Completely limp, covered with sweat and almost suffocated, he had to be put to bed by his servants, in order that on the next morning at six o?clock he might be able to begin again his work of eating.

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Table of Contents: The Billionaire, 1 -- Maxim Gorky, 1

 

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