The Red Room

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,063 / 295 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.7
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 1,073
Added to site: 2011.08.11
mnybks.net#: 30585
Origin: gutenberg.org

Arvid Falk tries to get ahead in late 1900s Stockholm; a bureaucratic nightmare.

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Committee on Brandy Distilleries, and the Board of Administration of Employes' Pensions. My amazement grew when the registrar from the Inland Revenue Office strolled into the actuary's room, and made himself as comfortable in his easy-chair as he used to do in the Inland Revenue Office.

"I took one of the young men aside and asked him whether it would not be advisable for me to call on the president. 'Shsh!' was his mysterious reply, while he took me into room No. 8. Again this mysterious shsh!

"The room which we had just entered was quite as dark as the rest of them, but it was much dirtier. The horsehair stuffing was bursting through the leather covering of the furniture; thick dust lay on the writing-table; by the side of an inkstand, in which the ink had dried long ago, lay an unused stick of sealing-wax with the former owner's name marked on it in Anglo-Saxon letters; in addition there was a pair of paper shears whose blades were held together by rust; a date rack which had not been turned

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