Some Women I Have Known,
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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...cried Gerard, nervously sniggering. It was madness for me to go on with the business And now we are ruined Not ruined yet, said John. Very nearly, said little Mynheer Perk. You have telegraphed to the Batavian and Borneo Banking Company, said John. They haven't answered yet. Meanwhile, Gerard, please let me write my letters. She turned away to the papers before her and began to scribble away. An hour later the telegram was brought to the office. They all three gathered together to read it. The Ba-tavian company accepted, on mortgage and a high rate of interest, arduous terms. Well, that's all right then, said Gerard. For the moment, muttered Mynheer Perk. We must do all we can, said John. The terms are bad, but they might have been worse. Mynheer Perk went off to the exchange for his daily visit; meanwhile the young people worked on. They were not prepared for the state of excitement in which the frigid little man returned. Do you know, he said, as he closed the glass door, who has done this thing? No. You would never guess Nicholas Brook, answered John. How? You knew cried the little man, disappointed, amazed. No, I guessed, replied John. Then our ruin, groaned Gerard, is only a question of time. At the earliest opportunity he will sell up--foreclose So I suppose, acquiesced Mynheer Perk; it is a very clever stroke of business. It renders him absolute master of the sugar market here. John got down from her stool. I don't believe it, she said; I don't understand. I am going to ask him. Gerard stretched out his arm. Don't be a fool he said. You're always meddling and bothering. Why can't you do your bit of work, and leave the worry to me and Perk? John stopped with...
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