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    A certain man was talking to a lady and told her: My forebears, you see, were quite disgustingly rich.

    (the narrator says) ’He made the statement neither boastfully nor deprecatingly; he mightliave been saying that they were all bald.

    ‘My grandfather, a far-sighted man who seemed to have
    considered the possible devaluation of money, endowed
    the school lavishly.

    I checked the meaning of "bald" and I'm not sure what the author meant here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    A certain man was talking to a lady and told her: My forebears, you see, were quite disgustingly rich.

    (the narrator says) ’He made the statement neither boastfully nor deprecatingly; he mightliave been saying that they were all bald.

    ‘My grandfather, a far-sighted man who seemed to have
    considered the possible devaluation of money, endowed
    the school lavishly.

    I checked the meaning of "bald" and I'm not sure what the author meant here?

    He said it in a flat tone. His intonation when he said "They were quite disgustingly rich" was as flat as it would have been had he said "They were all bald".

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    Default Re: they were all bald

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    So it says: He said that they were disgustingly rich in such a flat tone like he was saying that they were all bald.

    It just means that there were no emotions in what he said?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    So it says: He said that they were disgustingly rich in such a flat tone like he was saying that they were all bald.

    It just means that there were no emotions in what he said?
    He said it neither boastfully nor deprecatingly -- he was neither bragging about his ancestors being rich nor was he belittling it. He just said it matter-of-factly.

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