At last I saw a vacancy at Mawson & Williams's, the great stock-broking firm in Lombard Street.
My boy, my boy, you are very much too good to be a clerk at Mawson's!"
What I have to offer is little enough when measured by your ability, but when compared with Mawson's, it's light to dark.
"Mawson only gives me two hundred, but Mawson is safe.
Watson; but it is this way," said he: "When I was speaking to the other chap in London, at the time that he laughed at my not going to Mawson's, I happened to notice that his tooth was stuffed in this very identical fashion.
Of course it was of the utmost importance to prevent you from thinking better of it, and also to keep you from coming into contact with any one who might tell you that your double was at work in Mawson's office.
"Good Lord!" he cried, "while I have been fooled in this way, what has this other Hall Pycroft been doing at Mawson's?
For some time back Mawson & Williams, the famous financial house, have been the guardians of securities which amount in the aggregate to a sum of considerably over a million sterling.
"It is customary at Mawson's for the clerks to leave at midday on Saturday.