How not to be interrupted

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Necklace by Shirley Cass

When Nadezhda Mandelstam [the wife of the poet] was taking dictation, “Mandelstam treated her ‘as a puppy’ and even stuck a pacifier in her mouth so she would not interrupt him; he insisted she wear one on her neck and it was attached to her pearl necklace.”Review of The Wives: The Women Behind Russia’s Literary Giantsby Alexandra Popoff

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