Debtor and Creditor, a Tale

Debtor and Creditor, a Tale

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...in the least to offend his creditor, who was coolly playing his game, with the set purpose of ruining--for he knew well the hand of his opponent. 'True, ' he said; 'every man looks to his own interest, and one seeks it one way and one in another. My way is to obtain what is due me, if possible, without circumlocution. I do not release a debtor, and then trust to get my own out of him by taking advantage of his gratitude. No. But I give him as much time as he can reasonably ask, and wait patiently until he is in a condition to pay me. Can any honest man ask more?' 'If you do not release me, others will not, ' said Coleman, in an altered voice, that came up from his throat, dry and husky. 'You don't know any such thing. Try. Get your papers made out, and go to some one whom you know will sign. There will be plenty to follow, after he puts his name down. All you obtain in this way will be so much gained. If any refuse, get one, or two, or even three influential men who have signed to go to them and use 'their best efforts to make them change their purpose. My word for it, you will soon have nearly all your indebtedness wiped out.' 'And will you not, then, make one with so large and magnanimous a company V said Coleman. 'I think not. But have no fear about my opposing you. There is no such intention in my mind. You may depend upon my making everything as easy for you as you could wish.' It was all in vain that Coleman urged this man. He remained firm. He next got a friend to see Everton. 'Tell him no, ' said that individual, angrily. He played me false, and I will never forgive him.' 'But, my dear sir, ' urged the friend, 'he meant to act fairly towards you. Circumstances he did not expect to occur prevented. To my certain knowledge, he was...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795210
  • 9781236795212