Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.—Mark Twain

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Chez Tortoni by Eduard Manet, 1880.

Chez Tortoni by Eduard Manet. This painting of a man writing in a cafe was one of the pieces stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, part of the largest art theft in history; the thirteen pieces taken were worth $300 million at the time and included works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Flinck. Its whereabouts are still unknown.

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