I am Psmith," said the old Etonian reverently. "There is a preliminary P before the name. This, however, is silent. Like the tomb. Compare such words as ptarmigan, psalm, and phthisis.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.
Some time ago," he said, "--how long it seems! -- I remember saying to a young friend of mine of the name of Spiller, 'Comrade Spiller, never confuse the unusual with the impossible.' It is my guiding rule in life.
Another of these strong silent men. The world is full of us.
We must always remember, however,' said Psmith gravely, 'that poets are also God's creatures.
Psmith is the only thing in my literary career which was handed to me on a plate with watercress round it, thus enabling me to avoid the blood, sweat and tears inseparable from an author's life.
[I'm] as broke as the ten commandments.
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