Fast and Loose; A Novel Volume 2

Fast and Loose; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... not wear it.) " I shall return it." "I don't think Madame Dobbs will agree to that. It would be a dead loss." "I don't care. She makes a lot of profit out of me in other ways. I don't believe I have had half _ the things that are put down here. This tea-gown, now, a gray cashmere and ruby velvet, which is charged at thirty guineas, I have never seen it in all my life. I am positive it was never sent home to me." ' "Oh, madam, I don't think there can be any mistake; they are very particular in the packing-_ room, and all deliveries are checked in the countinghouse before the porter takes them out." "That's no guarantee to me. What's to prevent the people in the packing-room from arranging matters with the clerks in the counting-house? " " I can assure you, madam, nothing of the kind has ever occurred. Madame Dobbs has not the slightest suspicion of any dishonesty in those departments." " She may be imposed upon, and in any case it is the customers would suffer. I repeat, I am quite certain that I never had the tea-gown; I shall strike it out of the bill." " The.matter shall be fully inquired into, madam," said Mrs. Hilditch, who was by no means disposed to accept this summary procedure. " There may have been some mistake, and, if necessary, the firm will make some allowance, but it can only be after the error has been proved." " I will speak to Madame Dobbs," she said, finally, and with a very decided air. " A thing of this kind had better be looked into and settled at once." " Do you think she really had the tea-gown? " was Mrs. Dobbs's first...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123685750X
  • 9781236857507