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The Fable of What the Best People Are Not Doing (1917)

In one of the countless Honeycombs of an Office Building sat a General Manager. The Prosperous Piute should have been content with his lot, but he was not. He had a Past. He had come from a... See full summary »

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Elmer
Marian Skinner
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In one of the countless Honeycombs of an Office Building sat a General Manager. The Prosperous Piute should have been content with his lot, but he was not. He had a Past. He had come from a Tank Town via the Shorthand College. Elmer had an aching desire to be a Regular fellow. He wanted membership in a Club. He observed that the one chance for a Gink of the Floozey Species was to keep on doing the Correct Thing. But it was a hard job. He took an apartment in a highly refrigerated hotel, peopled by X-Ray Notables, so-called because they could look through Mr. Floozey at something beyond. After twenty years of hard work he had acquired the poise that would qualify him to sit among the Hoopstares. He had a nodding acquaintance with at least eight Touch-Me-Nots whose undergarments were supposed to be Royal Purple, and was cheerfully figuring progress among the Elite when a Boyhood Friend, named Orlando, blew in. Mr. Floozey thought he was a Bounder, but did not like to pass up old and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 October 1917 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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