Tales of the Black Widowers

By Isaac Asimov

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I do not see its significance myself, Mr. Trumbull. there is not even a lot to it. This Ottiwell took to telling us approximately matchbooks. it sounds as if, there is a complete factor approximately it to those that are fascinated with it. There are every kind of things that elevate the price: not just good looks and rarity but additionally no matter if the fits are intact and even if the friction strip is unmarked. He mentioned distinction in layout, in place of the friction strip, in sort and volume of printing, no matter if the interior of the canopy is clean or no longer, and so forth. He went on and on, and that is approximately it. other than that he made it sound so fascinating it captured me, as I acknowledged. " "Did he invite you to go to his position and spot his assortment? " "No," stated Klein, "he did not. " "I've been there," stated Trumbull, and on the other hand, he sat again in his chair with a glance of inner most dissatisfaction masking it thickly. there has been a silence and, as Henry dispensed the small brandy glasses, Avalon acknowledged, with a marginally of annoyance, "If the specter of homicide has been lifted, Tom, may perhaps I ask what the collector's position used to be like? " Trumbull looked as if it would go back, as from a distance. "What? Oh . . . it is bizarre. He begun gathering whilst he was once a child. For all i do know he obtained his first samples out of gutters and alleys like Gonzalo did, yet at some point soon it grew to become severe. "He's a bachelor. He does not paintings. He does not need to. he is inherited a few funds and has invested shrewdly, so all he lives for are these damned matchbooks. i believe they personal his apartment and hold him on as a caretaker. "He's acquired indicates of prize goods at the wall; framed, in case you please. he is received them in folders and instances, far and wide. His complete basement is given over to submitting cupboards during which they are catalogued through variety and alphabet. you would not think what percentage tens of millions of alternative matchbooks were synthetic internationally, with what percentage various legends, and with what number diverse peculiarities, and that i imagine he is obtained all of them. "He's bought thin matchbooks that carry fits apiece; a few so long as your arm that carry 150. he is bought suits formed like beer bottles, others formed like baseball bats or bowling pins. he is received clean matchbooks with not anything at the conceal; he is received match-books with musical rankings on them. rattling it, he is received a complete folder of pornographic matchbooks. " "That i might prefer to see," stated Gonzalo. "Why? " acknowledged Trumbull. "It's an identical belongings you can see at any place else, other than that on a matchbook it is handier to burn and eliminate. " "You've bought the soul of a censor," stated Gonzalo. "I desire the genuine thing," stated Trumbull. "Maybe at one time you could," acknowledged Gonzalo. "What do you need to do? Play verbal ping-pong? we've got whatever critical lower than dialogue. " "What's so occupied with a number of matchbooks? " de-manded Gonzalo. "I'll inform you. " Trumbull seemed up and down the desk. "Listen, you bunch of meatheads, what is stated in this is continually personal. " "We all recognize that," stated Avalon dryly. "If anyone's forgotten, it is you, otherwise you would not have to remind us.

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