Pitcher, confidential clerk in the office of Harvey Maxwell, broker, allowed a look of mild interest and surprise to visit his usually expressionless countenance when his employer briskly entered at half past nine in company with his young lady stenographer. With a snappy "Good-morning, Pitcher," Maxwell dashed at his desk as though he were intending to leap over it, and then plunged into the great heap of letters and telegrams waiting there for him.
"Lady from the Stenographer's Agency to see about the position," said Pitcher.
Had it happened any other time it would have passed unnoticed, but, fresh from the tilt with his stenographer, Daylight was struck immediately by the Englishman's I shall.
For the first time it struck him that there was something about his stenographer. He had accepted her up to then, as a female creature and a bit of office furnishing.
"Young fellow, stenographer
, used to do your letters last summer going in and out on the train."
When Dave was shown into the private office, he was still in the belligerent frame of mind, but when he saw a large fair man whirl in a revolving chair from dictating to a stenographer
to face him, Dave's demeanor abruptly changed.
She had learned stenogra- phy and through the influence of her husband's friends got the position of court stenographer
at the county seat.
She had been to business college and was a dandy stenographer
. Maybe Uncle Martin could help her get located in Fallon.
He could not believe that a sane editor could be guilty of such maltreatment, and his favorite hypothesis was that his poems must have been doctored by the office boy or the stenographer
. Martin wrote immediately, begging the editor to cease publishing the lyrics and to return them to him.
Between 1 May, when she stepped off the train, and 16 May, when she received Eddy Moore's letter containing the information that he had found her a post as stenographer
in the office of Joe Rendal, it had changed Mary Hill quite remarkably.
A steady stream of employees was pouring through the gate--employees of the higher sort, at this hour, clerks and stenographers
The city seemed crowded with inexperienced stenographers
and typewriters, and they had nothing but their own inexperience to offer.