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A DOUBLE. PARTNERSHIP
By George Elmer Cobb.
Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
j "Get out and stay put!" yelled
pld Peter Gnscom, irate and ag
gressive. "And never come back
again!" he yelled additionally
after his manager that had been,
but was never to be again.
Paul Burton took it all quietly
and without resentment. It was
I 1 a
"I'd Like to Fight Somebody."
2. rude dismissal, but he was used
jto the old fellow's furious ways.
. "I am sorry, Mr. Griscom," he
said simply. "Certainly, how
ever, I have not exceeded my in
structions." "Exceeded!" shouted Griscom.
Why, you've acted like an idot.
Here I leave you, on the first va
cation of my life for two weeks.
l come back to find that daring
jny absence for the first time in
six years, wheat jumps up to 80.
You knew that I had forty thou
sand bushels in the elevator,
bought at 63. Think of it J Sixty
ei?ht hundred dollars profit! And
you sat by like a stoughton bottle,
and let the golden chance ot a
lifetime go by. Here wheat has
dropped to 65, and may go lower.
Oh, I'd like to fight somebody!"
"You left no orders to sell, sir,"
"I won't talk about it. Get out.
Stay out!" and old Griscom slam
med the door of his office, and
Paul Burton went his way.
"If it wasn't for Edna," said the
young man to himself, "this
would be almost amusing."
Yes, Edna was an element to
consider. She had been away
with her father on his vacation,
and more than once Paul's heart
had hungered for a sight of her
bonny face, Now a flareup had
come. He was "fired" igno-'
minously, and the girl he had se
cretly loved was a thousand miles
away from him, so far as any
hopes of winning her were con
cerned. Paul Burton, grain clerk in a
Chicago board of trade house, had
come to Easton early in the
spring, ordered by his physician
to get employment where the air
was pure and sylvan life a boon.
He had just fitted in as a book
keeper for the small colmtry ele-.
vator business of Peter Griscom.
When the big price bulge came
he was aware that the chance to
make a small fortune w,as at hahd,
but he dared not act on his own
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