A Gentleman's Gentleman

Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,570 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 569
Added to site: 2007.12.04
mnybks.net#: 19254
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Short Story

the shyest man living) with the well-bred American.

Lonnegan as chief spokesman, in answer to an inquiry, and with an assurance born of mastery of his subject instantly recognized by the listeners, enlarged on the last architectural horror, the skyscraper, its cost, and on the occupations of the myriads of human bees who were hived between its floors, all so different from the more modest office structures around the Bank of England: adding that he had the plans of two on his drawing table at home, a statement which confirmed the good opinions they had formed of his familiarity with the subject.

I floated in with some comparisons touching upon the technic of the two schools of water-color painting, and, finding that the curate had a brother who was an R.A., backed out again and rested on my oars.

Mac, more or less concerned over the expected arrival, and anxious that his listeners should not consider the magnate as a fair example of his countrymen, launched out upon the absence of all cl


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Plot bullets

  • Two Englishmen pass the time talking about aquaintances.

  • Their main topic seems to be the differences between Englishmen and Americans., especially the American millionaire.

  • Just such a man arrives at the hotel.

  • The lack of social class distinction in the Americans does not make it easy to tell who is whom.

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