By P. G. Wodehouse, C. H. Bovill
"Please, sir, it's approximately my salary." His age used to be twenty-two and his identify used to be Roland Bleke. Mr. Fineberg, at his notice, drew himself jointly a lot as a British sq. at Waterloo should have drawn itself jointly on the sight of a squadron of cuirassiers. "Salary?" he cried. "What approximately it? What's the problem with it? You get it, don't you?" "Yes, sir, yet --" "Well? Don't stand there like an fool. what's it?" "It's too much." Mr. Fineberg's mind reeled. It was once unbelievable that the millennium can have arrived with a jerk; however, he had tremendously heard one in every of his clerks whinge that his wage was once too huge. . . .
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A Man of Means by P. G. Wodehouse, C. H. Bovill