STATES & CITIES: For Money

A traveling salesman stopping at a small-town hotel approached the cashier one morning. "I'm carrying more money than I like to," he said importantly. "Will you take care of this $100 bill for me?" The cashier put it in the safe, gave a receipt.

The hotel's butcher called to collect what was due him, $100. The drummer's money being handy, the cashier paid with that. The butcher went on down the street, paid his rent, $100. The landlord owed his lawyer $100. The lawyer owed the doctor. The doctor owed the hotel $100....

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