OUTSIDE a gilt-lettered door on the seventeenth floor of a New York office building, a tall young man in a fur-lined coat stood shivering. Why did he shiver in that coat? He shivered because he was fussed, poor chap. Because he was rattled, from the soles of his custom-made boots to the apex of his Piccadilly hat. A painful, palpitating spectacle, he stood. Meanwhile, on the other side of the door, the business of the American branch of that famous marine insurance firm, Lloyds, of London- usually termed in magazine articles "The Greatest Gambling Institution in the World"-went on oblivious to the shiverer who approached.
Author : Earl Derr Biggers Release : 2019-05-07 Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand ISBN : 3734776627 File Size : 86.58 MB Format : PDF, Mobi Download : 123 Read : 237