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  • My father-in-law, Les Hemingway Ernest's brother, said of writing, "If it was easy, everybody would do it."

    Only One Person Could Write That

  • The change in attitude stretches far beyond Mr. Ernest's credit-union members: two-thirds of Americans polled online in July by U.K. research firm Absolute Strategy Research said they planned to either reduce their debt within a year or stop borrowing altogether.

    Spenders Become Savers, Hurting Recovery

  • He could get a job like Ernest's, wed a woman like Mary, live in a suburb like Newcastle, Connecticut, his own home town, work his way towards respectability and honor, explore the possibilities of commercial art (his dad's perennial suggestion), stop thinking of commercial art as selling out (Monte's phrase, Monte in Cambodia) but as buying in, as getting real (as younger brother Jimmy would say).

    Thanksgiving

  • Ernest's in the same seat he's always been in, exact center of the fire side of the table, equidistant between Mom and Dad.

    Thanksgiving

  • Because a woman like Mary you interested only with success, with brains, with self love and self power like Ernest's.

    Thanksgiving

  • For an appreciable lapse of time Ernest's voice continued to ring through the great room.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • Yet, in accordance with Ernest's test of truth, it worked.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • ` And the howling folly of it is that we are so helpless that such idiots really are managing our interests, 'was Ernest's comment.

    Chapter 13: The General Strike

  • ` It means we'll have to marry earlier than you planned, 'was Ernest's comment when we told him.

    Chapter 11: The Great Adventure

  • Ernest's chance for election grew stronger and stronger.

    Chapter 10: The Vortex

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