The Affair of the 'Avalanche Bicycle and Tyre, Co., Ltd.'

The Affair of the 'Avalanche Bicycle and Tyre, Co., Ltd.'

by Arthur Morrison
     
 

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THE AFFAIR OF THE "AVALANCHE BICYCLE & TYRE CO., LTD."
CYCLE companies were in the market everywhere. Immense fortunes were being made in a few days and sometimes little fortunes were being lost to build them up. Mining shares were dull for a season, and any company with the word "cycle" or "tyre" in its title was certain to attract capital, no matter what its…  See more details below

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THE AFFAIR OF THE "AVALANCHE BICYCLE & TYRE CO., LTD."
CYCLE companies were in the market everywhere. Immense fortunes were being made in a few days and sometimes little fortunes were being lost to build them up. Mining shares were dull for a season, and any company with the word "cycle" or "tyre" in its title was certain to attract capital, no matter what its prospects were like in the eyes of the expert. All the old private cycle companies suddenly were offered to the public, and their proprietors, already rich men, built themselves houses on the Riviera, bought yachts, ran racehorses, and left business for ever. Sometimes the shareholders got their money's-worth, sometimes more, sometimes less -- sometimes they got nothing but total loss; but still the game went on. One could never open a newspaper without finding, displayed at large, the prospectus

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ISBN-13:
2940012023193
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
12/14/2010
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23 KB

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