Gossamer

Author: George A. Birmingham (James Owen Hannay)
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,429 / 213 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 486
Added to site: 2008.01.22
mnybks.net#: 19807
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: War
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riminals. Of course I want to understand international banking.

"Besides," said Gorman, "a millionaire is a very useful kind of man to know."

Millionaires are useful acquaintances because there is always a chance of getting money from them.

"Don't count on me as a bridge player," I said. "I'm no good at the game and never play for high points. You wouldn't win anything worth while with me as one of the party."

"I wasn't thinking of bridge," said Gorman.

He was not. He was thinking, I fancy, of his brother. But we did not get to Gorman's brother for more than a week.

Having got my consent, Gorman went off to "set" Ascher. I use the word "set" deliberately, for Gorman, when bent on getting anything done, reminds me of a well-trained sporting dog. He ranges, quarters the ground in front of him and finally--well, he set me as if I had been a grouse. He set Ascher, I have no doubt, in the same way.

I did not think it likely that he would secure the Aschers. Milliona

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