Good Company

While enjoying a cigar in a railway waiting room one day, Count Haeseler was addressed by a young lieutenant. "You shouldn't be smoking that cabbage-leaf of yours in good company," he remarked, offering Haeseler a cigar of his own. The count accepted the cigar, promptly slipped it into his pocket, and pointedly continued to smoke his own. "Sir, why are you not smoking my cigar?" the lieutenant asked. "I think I'll wait," Haeseler replied, "as you suggest, until I'm in good company."
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