A pre-eminent legal firm gets far more than it bargained for when it hires the son of its late senior partner, Hopkins Toppleton, Sr., simply to retain the illustrious family name on the company masthead. Knowing Jr. is a loose cannon, their strategy is to pack him off to the UK to head up a European branch of the firm - a branch they have no intention of sending work. The unwitting Hopkins Toppleton, Jr. is, however, determined to make his mark.
First Page:TOPPLETON'S CLIENT
A SPIRIT IN EXILE
BY JOHN KENDRICK BANGS
NEW YORK CHARLES L. WEBSTER & COMPANY 1893
F. D. S.
CHAPTER I. PAGE INTRODUCING MR. HOPKINS TOPPLETON 1
CHAPTER II. MR. HOPKINS TOPPLETON LEASES AN OFFICE 13
CHAPTER III. MR. HOPKINS TOPPLETON ENCOUNTERS A WEARY SPIRIT 25
CHAPTER IV. THE WEARY SPIRIT GIVES SOME ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF 39
CHAPTER V. HOPKINS BECOMES BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH THE WEARY SPIRIT 55
CHAPTER VI. THE SPIRIT UNFOLDS A HORRID TALE 73
CHAPTER VII. A CHAPTER OF PROFIT AND LOSS 90
CHAPTER VIII. FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MAKING OF A NAME 107
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Reviewer: Bernie - June 28, 2016
Subject: Toppleton's Client
Cathy Barrett does a very good job of the narration of this quirky old story.