Yale Sheffield Monthly Volume 24

Yale Sheffield Monthly Volume 24

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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: ...Schoonover was a most popular member, one might almost say the leader, of her set. That is to say, she was fair, thin, and thirty-five, and spent most of her time at clubs, "charity" bazars, and concerts. Besides dominating her husband and the other domestics, she enjoyed smoking, drank cocktails, and played bridge, not as a game, but scientifically. It was her profession. Some people actually went so far as to attribute her remarkable skill to dexterity of the hand; but always behind her back. One morning she was on the chaise longue of her boudoir, when the maid, French, and therefor pretty, entered with the morning's mail. For a little while madame continued fondling the silken ear of her pet spaniel; then she put him on the floor with an admonishing pat and stretched luxuriously, revealing shapely, white arms, as the pink silk sleeves of her kimona fell back. Then she went through the mail. Suddenly she sat up with a start, holding in her well-manicured hand a stiff, white envelope, from which she had taken a crisp, crackling ten-dollar bill. It was not the money which had thus broken her careless pose, but the letter which accompanied it. It read thus: Nov. 18, 1917. Mrs. C. S. Dear Madam: Enclosed you will find a Ten Dollar bill. It is a sample of those which we are turning out by our new process, which enables us to counterfeit money so accurately that even the eye of an expert cannot detect their spuriousness. In a few days we shall send you another, a Fifty Dollar bill, which you may spend with this one, thus proving our claim. Thereafter we shall take great pleasure in providing you with bills to any amount, upon receipt of a sum amounting to half the value of the bills purchased.. We appreciate your shrewdness...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878299
  • 9781236878298