FileTitle: Prose1379.html
Category: Humor
Type: Prose
Description: Famous Violinist
     Famous violinist Fritz Kreisler seldom played private concerts as was
quite common in his days, prefering to play in public. But he was persuaded
by a very obnoxious society person by the name of Mrs. Astorbilt to play at
a private gathering. He told her that his fee would be a thousand dollars.
     "A thousand dollars! Isn't that rather high?" asked the rich hostess.
     "That is my fee," insisted Kreisler.
     "Well, I suppose I will have to pay it," she said. "But remember, you
are an entertainer and must not mingle with my guests."
     "In that case," said the violinist, "my fee will be five hundred dollars."