The Saturday Evening Post Volume 189, No. 5

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 189, 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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...I hate a Russian! But that's carrying discipline a little too far! Don't you think so, Ignacio?" Helenka had turned paler than ever. Ignacio shook his head. "No," he answered, "I am for the Grand Duke." Madame Lavorska seemed rather annoyed at having her reading interrupted. "Well, what difference does it make anyway? " she asked. ONE EVERY WHNWTE (Continued from Page 21) feel altogether at home in the broker's ofiice. On the other hand, he was unable to see in himself anything suggestive of the Wall Street lamb. He did not suffer from ticker fever. He had noticed in Woodcock's oflice men who clustered about the tickers--curious groups that breathlessly read what the wonder-working little machine printed on the tape. As he walked past other brokers' offiees in Wall Street or Broad he noticed similar groups. And uptown, in the branch offices, he saw ticker-fiends and tape-worms also reading with their very souls the figures that raised hopes or killed them--inveterate gamblers that gasped and clenched their fists and grimaced nervously, unaware that men who were not inveterate gamblers were watching them. Not for Wilberforce Shadd such madness! The worst he did was to turn to the financial page the moment he bought a newspaper, which was altogether natural. In fact, it was a conservative business man asking at the bank what his balance was. On his way home that night, in order to prove that he was not suffering from the acute tickeritis of the others, he did not read the Wall Street page. Also, the street car was so crowded that he could not half open his paper. He did not read the paper immediately on arrival at his home, because his wife and his supper were waiting for him....
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  • Paperback | 702 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,234g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927680
  • 9781236927682