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Abe and Mawruss Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter   By: (1877-1934)

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[Illustration: "If a feller wants to make a success in business he should be a little up to date, ain't it?"]

ABE AND MAWRUSS

BEING FURTHER ADVENTURES OF POTASH AND PERLMUTTER

BY MONTAGUE GLASS

ILLUSTRATED BY J. J. GOULD AND MARTIN JUSTICE

GARDEN CITY NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY 1911

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, INCLUDING THAT OF TRANSLATION INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES, INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY COPYRIGHT, 1909, BY FRANK A. MUNSEY COMPANY COPYRIGHT, 1910, 1911, BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY

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I. SYMPATHY 3 II. THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS 33 III. DEAD MEN'S SHOES 66 IV. THE RAINCOAT KING 116 V. A RETURN TO ARCADY 149 VI. A PRESENT FOR MR. GEIGERMANN 191 VII. BROTHERS ALL 236 VIII. R. S. V. P. 281 IX. FIRING MISS COHEN 294 X. AUX ITALIENS 310 XI. MAN PROPOSES 342

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"If a feller wants to make a success in business he should be a little up to date, ain't it?" Frontispiece

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"If he would stole it he would of gave it to me, lady" 16

"Do you know anything about them old violins?" 204

"Mr. Potash," the visitor began, "every merchant is at times confronted with a situation which demands a few appropriate remarks" 254

CHAPTER ONE

SYMPATHY

"I come down on the subway with Max Linkheimer this morning, Mawruss," Abe Potash said to his partner, Morris Perlmutter, as they sat in the showroom one hot July morning. "That feller is a regular philantropist."

"I bet yer," Morris replied. "He would talk a tin ear on to you if you only give him a chance. Leon Sammet too, Abe, I assure you. I seen Leon in the Harlem Winter Garden last night, and the goods he sold while he was talking to me and Barney Gans, Abe, in two seasons we don't do such a business. Yes, Abe; Leon Sammet is just such another one of them fellers like Max Linkheimer."

"What d'ye mean 'such another one of them fellers like Max Linkheimer'?" Abe repeated. "Between Leon Sammet and Max Linkheimer is the difference like day from night. Max Linkheimer is one fine man, Mawruss."

Morris shrugged. "I didn't say he wasn't," he rejoined. "All I says was that Leon Sammet is another one of them philantro fellers too, Abe. Talks you deef, dumb and blind."

Abe rose to his feet and stared indignantly at his partner.

"I don't know what comes over you lately, Mawruss," he cried. "Seemingly you don't understand the English language at all. A philantropist ain't a schmooser , Mawruss."

"I know he ain't, Abe; but just the same Max Linkheimer is a feller which he got a whole lot too much to say for himself. Furthermore, Abe, my Minnie says Mrs. Linkheimer tells her Max ain't home a single night neither, and when a man neglects his family like that, Abe, I ain't got no use for him at all."

"That's because he belongs to eight lodges," Abe replied. "There ain't a single Sunday neither which he ain't busy with funerals too, Mawruss."

"Is that so?" Morris retorted. "Well, if I would be in the button business, Abe, I would be a philantropist too. A feller's got to belong to eight lodges if he's in the button business, Abe, because otherwise he couldn't sell no goods at all... Continue reading book >>




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