FICTION: Fine Funeral

I'LL HAVE A FINE FUNERAL— Pierre La Maziere— Brentano's ($2). What if a clerk, after drudging in J. P. Rockerbilt & Co. for 20 years, seized his chance to embezzle $10,000 and soon ran it into six figures by playing the stock market as he saw his superiors secretly playing it? What if he then confessed his peculation to the bank president, tendering his check for the stolen sum, plus interest, and showing by his bank book that he was an important depositor? Suppose the banker put away the check as a weapon,...

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