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That damned fool Davidass! I got his accts. from Bombay this mail, - among them was a list of furniture winding up with "two signboards, painted with the Company's name, viz:
ARNOLD CHENEY & CO.
AMERICAN MERCHANTS.

Imagine that on the outside, and inside that bloody nigger, with his seven chairs and a new mat, with an inflated head the size of a balloon. The damned swine, - I'll put a few fleas in his ear when Sunday comes around.  I gave him 2nd Class B going over to Bombay, when he ought to have gone the way he came, - steerage, and

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Friday, January 17, 1908
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My old friend B. Menahem required my attention most of the morning. After putting a direct question to him at least 'steen times, - say an even dozen, - I took up my topee, put one foot outside the door, and sprung it for the last time. Then he unfolded, and reluctantly offered. He will be turned down again. 

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damned if the bloody swine didn't head his accts. with "paid extra on board for 1st class, there being no room in second class, Rs [[rupee symbol]] 99." My word, if Jones was only here to see! The explosion would rock Aden from the roots up. 

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Topee - hat

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