The book A Protge of Jack Hamlins And Other Stories was written by author Harte, Bret, 1836-1902 Here you can read free online of A Protge of Jack Hamlins And Other Stories book, rate and share your impressions in comments. If you don't know what to write, just answer the question: Why is A Protge of Jack Hamlins And Other Stories a good or bad book?
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" "I congratulate you, " said the consul. "Thanks. " Custer puffed at his cigar for a few moments. "That Sir James MacFen is a fine man. " "He is. " "A large, broad, all-round man. Knows everything and everybody, don't he? " "I think so. " "Big man in the church, I should say? No slouch at a party canvass, or ward poli- tics, eh? As a board director, or presi- dent, just takes the cake, don't he? " "I believe so. " "Nothing mean about Jimmy as an ad- vocate or an arbitrator, either, is there? R...ings the bell every time, don't he? Fi- nanciers take a back seat when he 's around? Owns half of Scotland by this time, I reckon. " The consul believed that Sir James had the reputation of being exceedingly saga- cious in financial and mercantile matters, and that he was a man of some wealth. "Naturally. I wonder what he 'd take to come over to America, and give the boys points, " continued Custer, in medita- The Heir of the McHulishes. 215 tive admiration. " There were two or three men on Scott's River, and one Chinaman, that we used to think smart, but they were doddering ijuts to him.