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Skinner's Dress Suit

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,763 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 291
Added to site: 2008.07.18
mnybks.net#: 21540
Origin: gutenberg.org

Clothes make the man, but it isn't often they make such a thorough job of it as did Skinner's dress suit!

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Skinner was a just man. They were the cussedest, meanest people that he'd ever known. But what was the matter with him, Skinner? Why had n't he made a fight for the raise? It was that old, disgusting timidity that had been a curse to him ever since he was a boy. Others had pushed ahead through sheer cheek, while he held back, inert, afraid to assert himself. By gad, why had n't he made a fight for a raise? They could only sack him, hand him the blue envelope!

Sack him! The thought brought back the days when he had wandered from office to office, a suppliant, taking snubs, glad to get anything to do. The memory of the snubs had made more or less of a slave of him, for Skinner was a proud man, a man of very respectable family. Perhaps he ought to be glad that McLaughlin had n't done any worse than refuse him a raise.

Skinner did not stop to think that it would be easier for him to get a job now than it had been in those suppliant days. He was now experienced, skillful, more level-headed. His hone

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