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1868 Excerpt: ...the consignment from Neuchatel. The error has not
been found to extend beyond six cases." "Is that all " exclaimed
Vendale, tossing the note away from him. Joey Ladle's eye followed
the flying morsel of paper drearily. "I'm glad to see you take it
easy, sir," he said. "Whatever happens, it will be always a comfort
to you to remember that you took it easy at first. Sometimes one
mistake leads to another. A man drops a bit of orange-peel on the
pavement by mistake, and another man treads on it by mistake, and
there's a job at the hospital, and a party crippled for life. I'm
glad you take it easy, sir. In Pebbleson Nephew's time we shouldn't
have taken it easy till we had seen the end of it. Without desiring
to crow over the house, Young Mr. Vendale, I wish you well through
it. No offence, sir," said the Cellarman, opening the door to go
out, and looking in again ominously before he shut it. "I'm muddled
and molloncolly, I grant you. But I'm an old servant of Pebbleson
Nephew, and I wish you well through them six cases of red wine."
Left by himself, Vendale laughed, and took up his pen. "I may as
well send a line to Defresnier and Company," he thought, "before I
forget it." He wrote at once in these terms: "Dear Sirs. Ve are
taking stock, and a trifling mistake has been discovered in the
last consignment of champagne sent by your house to ours. Six of
the cases contain red wine--which we hereby return to you. The
matter can easily be set right, either by your sending us six cases
of the champagne, if they can be produced, or, if not, by your
crediting us with the value of six cases on the amount last paid
(five hundred pounds) by our fir...
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