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Get some of the servants to give you a description of him, and 'phone it through to Flack at the Yard.

"Well, I was in hopes I could show you something," Mr. Flack said.

"Well, he's a prince compared with Mr. Flack," Delia declared.

"Good-bye, Mr. Flack," said Francie, trying to gain ground from him.

Without Mr. Flack, at the cafes, he felt too much a non-consumer.

Why the count and the marquis won't be interested in Mr. Flack.

"I'm sorry; I hoped you'd tell me a good lot about it," said Mr. Flack, not with levity.

"I don't know, Mr. Flack," Francie answered with impatience.

"Well, they're like me then," said Mr. Flack with friendly cheer.

"You draw me out and then you gibe at me," Mr. Flack returned.

WORD ORIGIN

"publicity or press agent," 1945, also as a verb by that year, said to have been coined in show biz magazine "Variety" (but this is not the first attested use), supposedly from name of Gene Flack, a movie agent, but influenced by flak. There was a Gene Flack who was an advertising executive in the U.S. during the 1940s, but he seems to have sold principally biscuits, not movies.

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