The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones

"The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones" is an amusing story about a young man, who finds it extremely difficult not to be honest. (satirical text)
(vocabulary practice, reading comprehension)
Some people – not you nor I, because we are so awfully self – possessed, but some people, find great difficulty in saying good-bye when making a call or spending the evening. As the moment draws near when the visitorfeels that he is fairly entitled to go away he rises and says abruptly:
– Well, I think I…
Then the people say:
– Oh, must you go now? Surely it’s early yet!