The Baltimore Underwriter; A Monthly Publication Devoted to the Interests of Insurance Volume 59

The Baltimore Underwriter; A Monthly Publication Devoted to the Interests of Insurance Volume 59

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... no juggling with words. Let us have, first ef all, a clear definition of what the gentleman means by assets." "Why, sir," replied the orator, "I will meet your objection frankly and squarely. By assets I mean cash in hand and securities immediately convertible into cash in hand." The interrogator hesitated. One of his friends came to his assistance by banging on the table with a metallic matchbox. "Let the discussion proceed in an orderly manner," he said. "Let the gentlemen select a chairman, and let only one have the floor at a time." "That is agreeable to me," responded the orator. "You have the gavel. Am I in order?" At this point an apprehensive but sophisticated looking waiter quietly opened two windows and began piling the chairs on tables. "Now, your Honor," proceeded the orator, " I will continue my argument. But, first, with whom shall the decision of this question rest?" "Let's appoint a referee to hear the testimony," suggested one. "Which side shall appoint him?" queried another. "Let the whole crowd be a jury," said a third man. This question was discussed for ten minutes, and by the end of that time the waiter's plan had begun to work. One by one the disputants got into their overcoats, and there was a general movement toward the door. "I regret," remarked the orator, " the necessity of continuing our discussion at a more opportune time. Allow me to give you each one of my cards." The departing arbiters shoved the cards into their pockets, and when they awoke rather late the next morning, this was what they found on the pasteboards: J. Hamilton, Esq.: I With the Blank: Insurance Society....
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674375X
  • 9781236743756