Enter old Huss's head bookkeeper
. Huss says fiercely, "I gave you three weeks to find out why your books don't balance, and to prove that you are not a defaulter; the time is up--find me the missing property or you go to prison as a thief." Bookkeeper
: "I have found it." "Where?" Bookkeeper
(sternly--tragically): "In the bridegroom's pile!--behold the thief--see him blench and tremble!"
She remembered the young bookkeeper
at the laundry--not a workingman, but a soft-handed, soft-voiced gentleman--whom Charley had beaten up at the corner because he had been bold enough to come to take her to the theater.
She was the daugh- ter of Henry Carpenter, bookkeeper
in the First Na- tional Bank of Winesburg, and lived with him in a gloomy old house far out at the end of Buckeye Street.
Pitcher seized a moment to remark to the bookkeeper
that the "old man" seemed to get more absent-minded and forgetful every day of the world.
Laurence's more generous offers, and accepted the place of bookkeeper
, feeling better satisfied to begin with an honestly earned salary than by running any risks with borrowed money.
A poor devil of a bookkeeper
who had been working in Durham's for twenty years at a salary of six dollars a week, and might work there for twenty more and do no better, would yet consider himself a gentleman, as far removed as the poles from the most skilled worker on the killing beds; he would dress differently, and live in another part of the town, and come to work at a different hour of the day, and in every way make sure that he never rubbed elbows with a laboring man.
"That's the way the bookkeeper
went out at Cape March," Brown spoke up.
McMurdo had obtained a temporary job as bookkeeper
for he was a well-educated man.
Freddy backed up Eliza in her obstinate refusal to believe that they could save money by engaging a bookkeeper
with some knowledge of the business.
So that was what they were like, I thought, these white-handed, high-collared clerks and bookkeepers
! I used to glare at young Lovett from a distance and only wished I had some way of showing my contempt for him.
Engineers could become bookkeepers
, and bookkeepers
could become engineers.
First the June baby is ushered in, then the others and ourselves according to age, then the servants, then come the head inspector and his family, the other inspectors from the different farms, the mamsells, the bookkeepers
and secretaries, and then all the children, troops and troops of them-- the big ones leading the little ones by the hand and carrying the babies in their arms, and the mothers peeping round the door.