The Shop Girl

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1916 - Conduct of life - 345 pages
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Page 301 - But nobody here cares how we live out of business hours, so long as we're 'smart' and look nice. When we aren't smart — because we're ill, perhaps — and can't any longer look nice — because we're getting older or are too tired to care — why, then we have to go; poor, worn-out machines — fit for the junk shop, not for a department store ! Even here, in Mantles, where we get a commission, the weak ones go to the wall.
Page 301 - lend' the management half the time we're allowed for meals on busy days — and never have it given back. The meals themselves, served in the restaurant — the dreadful restaurant — seem cheap, but they ought to be cheaper, for they're almost uneatable. Those of us who can't go out get ptomain poisoning and appendicitis.
Page 24 - I thought it was. But it's legs; their being long; Mme. Nadine engages on that and your figure being right for the dresses of the year. So many pretty girls come in short or odd lengths, you find, when they have to be measured by the yard, at bargain price.
Page 54 - Rolls for his kind invitation, and regrets that a previous engagement makes it impossible for her to accept.
Page 129 - York, and his greatest pleasure was in recalling his successes, step by step, from the time before he got his foot on the first rung of the ladder all the way up to the top.

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