Undercurrents; A Romance of Business

Undercurrents; A Romance of Business

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...together, averaging not quite a thousand dollars a piece. I selected the notes which I would offer to Loomis, and those to Finch. One Iwould take to the bank, two I would try at Brest and Company's. The first man I called on was Finch. I said; "1 have some of Alworthy's paper; will you take it?" "Don't want it." "Nothing wrong I hope." "Oh! no, only I _have got enough of it; rather sell than buy." "At what rate will you sell? perhaps I can find a customer." "At one per cent.; and if he don't like that, I won't say I won't take one and a-half." So much for gruff old Finch. I went next to Loomis. I had better luck there. He was just as well "up " with regard to Alworthy as Finch; but he had more confidence in him than the other. "Well, I have bought a great deal of their paper," he said, "and have a great deal of it, perhaps more than will pay. How much have you got, Mr. Parkinson, to offer? Perhaps I will make one transaction of it." I hesitated slightly. I had at first determined to offer him three of the notes--should I say four? However, I stuck to my original decision, and answered: "Not quite three thousand dollars," and laid the notes before him, He looked them over, then at the indorsement. "Who the devil," he exclaimed, "are Pollock, Pemberton, Hollis and Company," drawling out the names; "whew! " "You are behind the age," I said, "and have not made the acquaintance of a new but very extensive commissionhousc in Water-street." "Mr. Parkinson," said Loomis, turning quickly on me, "is there any more...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914228
  • 9781236914224