General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1903 Original Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Subjects: Fiction / General Fiction / Anthologies Fiction / Classics Fiction / Literary Fiction / Short Stories Fiction / Westerns History / General Literary Criticism / American / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER in IN WHICH ME, DUMPHY TAKES POINSETT INTO HIS CONFIDENCE The cool weather of the morning following Mr. Dumphy's momentous interview with Colonel Starbottle contributed somewhat to restore the former gentleman's tranquillity, which had been considerably disturbed. He had, moreover, a vague recollection of having invited Colonel Starbottle to visit him socially, and a nervous dread of meeting this man, whose audacity was equal to his own, in the company of others. Braced, however, by the tonic of the clear exhilarating air, and sustained by the presence of his clerks and the respectful homage of his business associates, he dispatched a note to Arthur Poinsett requesting an interview. Punctually at the hour named that gentleman presented himself, and was languidly surprised when Mr. Dumphy called his clerk and gave positive orders that their interview was not to be disturbed and to refuse admittance to all other visitors. And then Mr. Dumphy, in a peremptory, practical statement which his business habits and temperament had brought to a perfection that Arthur could not help admiring, presented the details of his interview with Colonel Starbottle. " Now, I want you to help me. I have sent to you for that business purpose. You understand, this is not a matter for the bank's regular counsel. Now what do you propose ? " t " First, let me ask you, do you believe your w...
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