Partners

Partners

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Excerpt: ...judgment from his lips, and I know that only care for the dangerous position of his countrymen drew it from him. Does that perhaps mean that he is right? asked Sandow sharply, while almost threateningly he advanced a step nearer. I do not know. I am quite strange and unknown to all. But you, Mr. Sandow, are acquainted with this man, you must know-- She dared not complete the sentence, for she felt that every additional word might be an insult, and so indeed Sandow seemed to take it. The milder tone in which he had begun the conversation, disappeared in the wonted cold severity as he returned-- At all events, I am much surprised to hear how the name and reputation of a great firm can be slandered in certain circles. You are still almost a child, Miss Palm, and it is easy to imagine, but understand nothing of, such things. You cannot know how influential the name of Jenkins and Co. is in the commercial world. But those who allow themselves such freedom in their slander should consider that and beware. This refutation sounded dry enough, but not convincing. Of the power and influence of the man no one had doubted, only that his influence was injurious. Frida of course had no idea of the nature of the connection between the two houses, but even the mention of the two names together had deeply shocked her. You are angry with me for my imprudent expressions about your friend, she said. I repeated unsuspectingly what I had heard, and Pastor Hagen's remarks only referred to the danger with which such undertakings threaten our emigrants. He has daily in New York before his eyes the proof of how deeply such things affect the weal or woe of thousands. You cannot know that the interests of your banking-house lie certainly far removed from such speculations. Now how is it that you are so sure of it? asked Sandow jestingly, but the jest seemed somewhat forced. The dialogue began to...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236689054
  • 9781236689054