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A Man and His Money

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,358 / 184 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 985 7823

The hero is a young man who voluntarily gives up his millions to start at the bottom. For Horatio Heatherbloom--which, as you may guess, was not really his name--wealth had formed a handicap. So he put it away--and went to work with his hands and his brain.

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Heatherbloom absent-mindedly gazed in the direction the big shining motor had vanished.



Mr. Heatherbloom's new-found employment proved but ephemeral. The next day the sheriff took possession of the music emporium and all it contained, including the nomadic piano and the now empty jug. The contents of the last the composer-publisher took care to put beyond reach of his many creditors whom he, in consequence, faced with a seemingly care-free, if artificial, jocularity. Mr. Heatherbloom walked soberly forth from the shop of concord.

He had but turned the corner of the street when into the now dissonant "hole in the wall", amid the scene of wreck and disaster, stepped a tall dark man, with a closely cropped beard, who spoke English with an accent and who regarded the erstwhile proprietor and the minions of the law with ill-concealed arrogance and disfavor.

"You have," he began in halting ton



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