The Saturday Evening Post Volume 185, No. 5

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 185, No. 5

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...eye of the experienced policeman, and he had the broad, flat foot that comes of pounding a beat on hard city paves. "Let me see now," said the slightly puzzled Jones. " Mr. Grist said, I believe, that your name was Fogarty." "Well, if he did I guess he didn't mean it that way," explained the caller, "because Grist knows well enough that my name is Max Furst. I used to be a kind of a twohanded, amachure prizefighter when I was a kid growing up over here on the East Side--that's where I got these "--he lifted his upper lip with a blunt thumb to expose a row of gold teeth, and tapped gently a slight depression in the bridge of his nose--"and I fought under the ring name of Young Fogarty. When I quit to go on the force the name sort of stuck. I'm Amurikin, all right; but my old folks both come from the old country. My mother, she don't speak anything but Yiddish yet." "I understand," said Mr. Jones. "I didn't know that there were many of your race in the police department." "Only a few more'n twelve hundred--that's all," said Mr. Furst simply. " May I ask," continued the young man, "what salary you draw in your present employment?" "Eighteen hundred a year---and pickings." "On the strength of Mr. Grist's recommendation," said Mr. Jones, "I am prepared to offer you five thousand a year--no pickings---and all expenses paid." "Boss," said Mr. Furst, "I'm hired." He laid his hat aside with the air of one prepared to begin work right away. "Mister Grist just left word that you wanted to see me," he added inquiringly. "He didn't say...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980891
  • 9781236980892