His description of his job:
"I am kind --- really too good for this and fit for other things.
"It is too difficult to relate my business. At the end of it, I am
drained white from the sweat evaporating in the wind. I am cold and near
dead. I stand shirtless, hairless. I could kill rapidly at moments like
these. I could gore a person through but, instead, concentrate upon the
salt crystallizing my teeth, shrinking the gums, pruning the whorls of my
fingertips, the soles of my feet. I am rich.
When a client offends me, I raise my telescope to view him. I make a scissoring
motion with my two hands. This means I want him to leave, quickly. All my
clients comply. None of them stutter. They understand me now, endure my
peculiarities. They know I despise their wants. They cannot despise me because
they do not know what I want. Now I am defenseless. People attack me."
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