Five Thousand An Hour; How Johnny Gamble Won The Heiress

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGeorge Randolph Chester

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...declared Johnny confidently. "You can buy anything in New York if you go at it right. Each deal is like a Chinese puzzle. You never do it twice alike." "Try this one," urged Lofty. "There's a good commission in it." "Commission? Not for Johnny! " promptly refused that young man. "I'll buy it myself, and hold you up for it." "If you come at me too strongly I'll build that tunnel," warned Lofty. "I'll figure it just below tunnel prices," Johnny laughingly assured him. The gray shawl with the pink relief came up just then, and all four of them immediately bought it for Johnny's sole surviving mother. CHAPTER XIV IN WHICH JOHNNY TRIES TO MIX BUSINESS WITH SKAT OUIS ERSTEN, who puffed redly-I--wherever he did not grayly bristle, met Johnny Gamble half-way. Johnny's half consisted in stating that he had come to see Mr. Ersten in reference to his lease. Mr. Ersten's half consisted in flatly declining to discuss that subject on the premises. "Here--I make ladies' suits," he explained. "If you come about such a business, with good recommendations from my customers, I talk with you. Otherwise not." "I'll talk any place you say," consented Johnny. "Where do you lunch?" "At August Schoppenvoll's," replied Mr. Ersten with no hint of an intention to disclose where August Schoppenvoll's place might be. "At lunch-time I talk no business; I eat." The speculator studied those forbidding bushy brows in silence for a moment. Beneath them, between heavy lids, glowed a pair of very stern gray eyes; but at the outward corner of each eye were two deep, diverging creases, which belied some of the sternness. "Where do you sleep? " Johnny asked. "I don't talk business in my sleep," asserted Mr. Ersten stoutly, and then he laughed with considerable heartiness,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...declared Johnny confidently. "You can buy anything in New York if you go at it right. Each deal is like a Chine...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217834310

ISBN - 13:9780217834315

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