By Saul Bellow
For a few years, the nice poet Von Humboldt Fleisher and Charlie Citrine, a tender guy infected with a love for literature, have been the simplest of pals. on the time of his dying, even though, Humboldt is a failure, and Charlie's lifestyles has reached a low aspect: his occupation is at a standstill, and he's enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce, infatuated with a hugely incorrect younger girl and concerned with a neurotic mafioso. after which Humboldt acts from past the grave, bestowing upon Charlie an unforeseen legacy which can simply aid him flip his lifestyles round.
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Yes, the smugglers have been hitting us pretty hard lately. My superiors are after me to do something, but I can't seem to do it. " "You see, Tom, they've stopped, temporarily, bringing goods over the St. Lawrence. They're working now in the neighborhood of Huntington, Canada, and the dividing line between the British possessions and New York State, runs along solid ground there. " asked Ned. "Well, they haven't been of any aid to us so far," was the answer. " asked Tom. "Well, it was because we were too sharp after them when they tried to run things across the line afoot, or by wagons," replied the agent.
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Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow