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The Market-Place

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Author: Harold Frederic
Published: 1899
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 574
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at least. But all that aside--you are the man who was civil to me at the start, when you knew nothing whatever about my scheme, and you are the man who was good to me later on, when I didn't know where to turn for a friendly word. Very well; here I am! I've made my coup! And I'd be a sweep, wouldn't I? to forget to-day what I was so glad to remember a week ago. But you see, I don't forget! The capital of the Company is 500,000 pounds, all in pound shares. We offered the public only a fifth of them. The other four hundred thousand shares are mine as vendor--and I have ear-marked in my mind one hundred thousand of them to be yours."

Lord Plowden's face paled at the significance of these words. "It is too much--you don't reflect what it is you are saying," he murmured confusedly. "Not a bit of it," the other reassured him. "Everything that I've said goes."

The peer, trembling a little, rose to his feet. "It is a preposterously big reward for the merest act of courtesy," he insisted. "Of course it

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