Yet Another Babbitt*

Mr. Pinney's Motto is "We Strive to Please"

The Story. Mr. Pinney lived in a stifling suburb, did his inadequate best in the fancy goods business, lost a good deal at poker, ate three meals a day, drank coffee with a mustache cup, came perilously close to the verge of bankruptcy, escaped by a stroke of luck—and that is all.

Mr. Pinney and his immediate family are rather carefully than well observed. Mrs. Chapman completes her sketch in the first chapter. The rest of the book is predictable. But on she...

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