John Scott always refuses to pay his bills. He owes a bill to Archibald Marks. Marks, having a number of clerks in his office, decides that he will send them one after the other, until Scott being dunned so much will pay. The first clerk that receives the bill with instructions that he call upon Scott is rather alarmed at the prospect of what will happen to him. However, he has to make a trial. He finds Scott in his office and receives a rather cold reception until he is so persistent that he is thrown out of the window after being beaten soundly. Upon his return, to the office another clerk is entrusted with the bill. He meets Scott on the street, presents the bill and receives in return a pair of black eyes instead of the money. Marks then offers half of the amount of the bill to the one who will collect it. At this offer another clerk decides to try. He meets with the same dose that was administered to his predecessors. Marks then comes to the conclusion that he will try in person....
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