Mr. Prohack

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Author: Arnold Bennett
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 120,589 / 353 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 804
Added to site: 2005.11.29
mnybks.net#: 11327
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Humor

Mr. Prohack, the delightfully absurd fellow allowed himself to come into £100,000 and enter upon the amazing life of the leisure class.

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d of theatres. No books. No cigarettes. No taxis. No clothes. No meat. No telephone. No friends. They reached no conclusion. Eve referred to Adam's great Treasury mind. Adam said that his great Treasury mind should function on the problem during the day, and further that the problem must be solved that very night.

"I'll tell you one thing I shall do," said Mrs. Prohack in a decided tone as Mr. Prohack left the table. "I shall countermand Sissie'a new frock."

"If you do I shall divorce you," was the reply.

"But why?"

Mr. Prohack answered:

"In 1917 I saw that girl in dirty overalls driving a thundering great van down Whitehall. Yesterday I met her in her foolish high heels and her shocking openwork stockings and her negligible dress and her exposed throat and her fur stole, and she was so delicious and so absurd and so futile and so sure of her power that--that--well, you aren't going to countermand any new frock. That chit has the right to ruin me--not because of anything she's done, but because

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
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  • What will money do to a simple man and his family?

  • Can it bring good, bad or perhaps a little of both?

  • Follow one man as he deals with wife, son, daughter and a host of one situation after another



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