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The Competitive Nephew   By: (1877-1934)

The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass

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THE COMPETITIVE NEPHEW

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ABE AND MAWRUSS ABE AND MAWRUSS PHILOSOPHERS ELKAN LUBLINER: AMERICAN OBJECT: MATRIMONY POTASH AND PERLMUTTER

[Illustration: "He ain't been in the place a year, y'understand, and to night he marries a relation of his boss and he gets three hundred dollars in the bargain"]

The Competitive Nephew

By

MONTAGUE GLASS

Illustrated

GARDEN CITY NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY 1915

Copyright, 1915, by DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian

COPYRIGHT, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1914, BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY THE FRANK A. MUNSEY COMPANY, N.Y.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE COMPETITIVE NEPHEW 3 A Story of Business, Nepotism, Asthma, and Even Love

II. OPPORTUNITY 41 How It Knocked but Once on Mr. Zamp's Door, and Found Him on the Job

III. THE SORROWS OF SEIDEN 60 Why You Should Never Even Begin with Your Wife's Relations

IV. SERPENTS' TEETH 99 Showing That Sometimes They Bite Both Ways

V. MAKING OVER MILTON 147 The Regeneration of a Lowlife

VI. BIRSKY & ZAPP 186 They Do Good by Stealth and Blush to Find It Pays

VII. THE MOVING PICTURE WRITES 238 And the Bella Hirshkind Home Nearly Makes a Haul

VIII. COERCING MR. TRINKMANN 288 So That Louis Berkfield Gets His Job Back

IX. "RUDOLPH WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN" 304 The Viennese Knockout of Two Continents

X. CAVEAT EMPTOR 327 Meaning, the Buyer Would Better Look Out

ILLUSTRATIONS

"He ain't been in the place a year, y'understand, and to night he marries a relation of his boss and he gets three hundred dollars in the bargain" Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

"You heard what Sam says, Aaron, and me, I stick to it also" 28

"Nu, Belz, ain't you going to congradulate me?" 274

She postured, leaped, and pranced by turns 308

Transcriber's Note: Words in italics are indicated by italics .

THE COMPETITIVE NEPHEW

CHAPTER ONE

"That's the way it goes," Sam Zaretsky cried bitterly. "You raise a couple of young fellers up in your business, Max, and so soon they know all you could teach 'em they turn around and go to work and do you every time."

Max Fatkin nodded.

"I told it you when we started in as new beginners, Sam, you should got a lady bookkeeper," he said. "The worst they could do is to get married on you, and all you are out is a couple dollars cut glass for an engagement present and half a dozen dessert spoons for the wedding. But so soon as you hire a man for a bookkeeper, Sam, he gets a line on your customers, and the first thing you know he goes as partners together with your designer, and what could you do? Ain't it?"

"Louis Sen was a good bookkeeper, Max," Sam rejoined.

"Sure, I know," Max agreed, "and Hillel Greenberg was a good designer. That sucker is such a good designer, Sam, he will take away all our trade."

"Not all our trade, Max," Sam declared. " Gott sei dank , we got a few good customers what them suckers couldn't steal off of us. We got, anyhow, Aaron Pinsky. I seen Aaron on the subway this morning, and he says he would be in to see us this afternoon yet... Continue reading book >>




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