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The Penny Ante Club; A Partial Record (Paperback) Loot Price: R197
Discovery Miles 1 970
The Penny Ante Club; A Partial Record (Paperback): Arthur J Shores
The Penny Ante Club; A Partial Record (Paperback): Arthur J Shores

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The Penny Ante Club; A Partial Record (Paperback)

Arthur J Shores

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Loot Price R197 Discovery Miles 1 970

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... THE FIRST MEETING IN WHICH WE LEARN SOMETHING OP WOMEN AT twenty minutes past eight Brown was ready for his guests--cards, chips, cigarettes, cigars and Tuxedo in a jar all in sight; and, just out of sight, in a case with folding doors that outwardly bore close resemblance to a bookcase containing De Luxe editions, were the other things essential to a pleasant evening at Poker. Now, Brown really liked a game of Poker; but, assuming rightly or wrongly that his neighbors were not Poker players, and probably could not afford to lose enough to make the game interesting, he had proposed the Club as a mere pretext for getting two evenings a week with neighbors whom he felt were worth knowing well. But this was not all. Brown was a heavy stockholder in the realty company which owned the suburb. He had not thought it necessary to make this fact known to the public or to his neighbors. He had built the first residence and the most costly one upon the distinct understanding with his associates in the enterprise that his interest should be kept secret. The president of the company had urged that it would be better to advertise the fact that the owners had confidence in the enterprise. Brown said: "No, the Company may be presumed to have confidence in the enterprise. The outlay of several hundreds of thousands of dollars is sufficient evidence of 7 that confidence. Now we want some evidence of the confidence of the public in the enterprise. I will furnish twenty thousand dollars' worth of that evidence by building a house with my own money and upon plans provided by myself, conforming, of course, to the building restrictions of the Company, but not availing myself of the Company's offer to build for purchasers, and without mortgage on the place. I will pay for my lot...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Arthur J Shores
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-4590-9294-5
Barcode: 9781459092945
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-4590-9294-5

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