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Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford

A cheerful account of the rise and fall of an American Business Buccaneer

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,143 / 252 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 7,993
Added to site: 2009.03.01
mnybks.net#: 23580

If you had Wallingford's quick business wit and his skill in converting another man's cash into his own--within the law--would you do it, and take the cash? Probably not. Our gambling spirit runs high, but for most of us stops short--possibly--at a game of cards, or the stock market. The "get-rich-quick" ante is too steep. Yet in America to-day there are plenty of business pirates like Wallingford--pirates who work on Wallingford's recipe--who, together, take hundreds of thousands of dollars from us every year.

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ving, and it gained him admission to the august presence, where he created some surprise by a sudden burst of laughter. "Ex-cuse me!" he exclaimed. "But you're the man that splashed mud on me the other night!"

When the circumstance was related, Mr. Wallingford laughed with great gusto and shook hands for the second time with his visitor. The incident helped them to get upon a most cordial footing at once. It did not occur to either of them, at the time, how appropriate it was that Mr. Wallingford should splash mud upon Mr. Lamb at their very first meeting.

"What can I do for you, Mr. Lamb?" inquired the large man.

"You advertised..." began the caller.

"Oh, you came about that position," deprecated Mr. Wallingford, with a nicely shaded tone of courteous disappointment in his voice. "I am afraid that I am already fairly well suited, although I have made no final choice as yet. What are your qualifications?"

"There will be no trouble about that," returned Mr. Lamb, straightenin

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.06.11
Robert Pearson
*****

A wonderful book I discovered recently in an original hardcover copy. One gets much business insight from reading this book. If you never could quite understand how the stock market works in certain details, this book may fill you in more than any investment non-fiction book!


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