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Friday, the Thirteenth

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,362 / 138 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 427
Added to site: 2005.12.22
mnybks.net#: 12359
Origin: gutenberg.org

A story of the stock-market crash. This powerfully human novel would have an immense appeal, no matter who wrote it. But the name of its author makes it doubly interesting.

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of another. But it was habit with me to let Bob have his way, and I did not press him to come into our firm as a full partner.

Five years later, during which time affairs, business and social, had been slipping along as well as either Bob or I could have asked, I was preparing for another sit-down to show my chum that the time had now come for him to help me in earnest, when a queer thing happened--one of those unaccountable incidents that God sometimes sees fit to drop across the life-paths of His children, paths heretofore as straight and far-ahead-visible as highways along which one has never to look twice to see where he is travelling; one of those events that, looked at retrospectively, are beyond all human understanding.

It was a beautiful July Saturday noon and Bob and I had just "packed up" for the day preparatory to joining Mrs. Randolph on my yacht for a run down to our place at Newport. As we stepped out of his office one of the clerks announced that a lady had come in and had partic

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