Quotation by Robert Benchley

It so happened that, a few weeks later, "Old Ernie" [Ernest Hemingway] himself was using my room in New York as a hide-out from literary columnists and reporters during one of his rare stopover visits between Africa and Key West. On such all-too-rare occasions he lends an air of virility to my dainty apartment which I miss sorely after he has gone and all the furniture has been repaired.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Chips Off the Old Benchley, "Why Does Nobody Collect Me?" Harper & Brothers (1949).
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