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The Wall Street Girl   By: (1876-1945)

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The underscore character " " is used in this book to indicate italics markup in the original, as in "Then he must hold on." The only exception to this is where it is used to indicate a subscript, specifically in H 20 and CO 2, the common chemical formulas for water and carbon dioxide referenced in the text.

[Illustration: "DON DEAR, YOU'RE LIVING TOO MUCH DOWNTOWN"]

THE WALL STREET GIRL

BY

FREDERICK ORIN BARTLETT

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY

GEORGE ELLIS WOLFE

NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS

COPYRIGHT, 1915 AND 1916, BY EVERY WEEK CORPORATION

COPYRIGHT, 1916, BY FREDERICK ORIN BARTLETT

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Published September 1916

TO

THALIA

CONTENTS

I. Don Receives a Jolt 1 II. It Becomes Necessary to Eat 11 III. The Queen Was in the Parlor 20 IV. Concerning Sandwiches 27 V. Business 43 VI. Two Girls 64 VII. Roses 71 VIII. A Man of Affairs 80 IX. It Will Never Do 93 X. Dictation 100 XI. Steak, With Mushrooms and Advice 111 XII. A Social Widow 123 XIII. Dear Sir 129 XIV. In Reply 138 XV. Cost 144 XVI. A Memorandum 153 XVII. On the Way Home 161 XVIII. A Discourse on Salaries 171 XIX. A Letter 184 XX. Stars 185 XXI. In the Dark 193 XXII. The Sensible Thing 200 XXIII. Looking Ahead 207 XXIV. Vacations 215 XXV. In the Park 223 XXVI. One Stuyvesant 238 XXVII. The Stars Again 247 XXVIII. Seeing 256 XXIX. Mostly Sally 264 XXX. Don Explains 275 XXXI. Sally Decides 295 XXXII. Barton Appears 305 XXXIII. A Bully World 317 XXXIV. Don Makes Good 321 XXXV. "Home, John" 330

THE WALL STREET GIRL

CHAPTER I

DON RECEIVES A JOLT

Before beginning to read the interesting document in front of him, Jonas Barton, senior member of Barton & Saltonstall, paused to clean his glasses rather carefully, in order to gain sufficient time to study for a moment the tall, good looking young man who waited indifferently on the other side of the desk. He had not seen his late client's son since the latter had entered college a black haired, black eyed lad of seventeen, impulsive in manner and speech. The intervening four years had tempered him a good deal. Yet, the Pendleton characteristics were all there the square jaw, the rather large, firm mouth, the thin nose, the keen eyes... Continue reading book >>




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