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Young Auctioneers

The Polishing of a Rolling Stone

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Author: Edward Stratemeyer (Arthur M. Winfield)
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,395 / 176 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 522
Added to site: 2010.02.01 26528

A BOY'S book, but one anybody might read with interest. The hero, out of work and left alone in the world, strikes up an acquaintanceship with another young fellow, who is experienced as an auctioneer. The two form a partnership, purchase a horse and wagon, stock the turnout with goods, and take to the road. The numerous adventures of the partners are told in a graphic way.

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't she have a right to hurry away if she wanted to go? It's almost one o'clock--I'll have to be off myself soon, if I want to keep my job."

There was a laugh at this, and half a dozen looked at their watches and left.

"If you please," put in the assistant nervously. "Had we not better go on with the sales? The crowd will be gone before long. We might make more than what was lost here."

"Certainly, go on with the sales," howled Caleb Gulligan. "I will take care of this young rascal, and find out what has become of that young woman."

"And that man," began the assistant.

"Never mind the man; the young woman shall pay for the damage done, and she can fix it up with the man afterward, if she wishes. I am not going to stand the loss."

"It seems to me you are making an awful row over a fifteen-cent piece of plaster-of-paris," said Matt to Gulligan, as Andrew Dilks turned toward the auctioneer's stand. "Why didn't you ask me to pay for the stuff and done?"




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