Literary Lapses

Literary Lapses : (Stephen Leacock Classics Collection)

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My Financial Career When I go into a bank I get rattled. The clerks rattle me; the wickets rattle me; the sight of the money rattles me; everything rattles me. The moment I cross the threshold of a bank and attempt to transact business there, I become an irresponsible idiot. I knew this beforehand, but my salary had been raised to fifty dollars a month and I felt that the bank was the only place for it. So I shambled in and looked timidly round at the clerks. I had an idea that a person about to open an account must needs consult the manager. I went up to a wicket marked "Accountant." The accountant was a tall, cool devil. The very sight of him rattled me. My voice was sepulchral. "Can I see the manager?" I said, and added solemnly, "alone." I don't know why I said "alone." "Certainly," said the accountant, and fetched him.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.11mm | 235.87g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508764603
  • 9781508764601
  • 1,620,226

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