By James M. Cain
Whereas slinging hash in a diner, a would-be Cinderella meets her Prince CharmingCarrie Selden isn't really in any respect just like the girl you've examine within the papers. although she was once raised in an orphanage, she isn't an orphan. She didn't end highschool till she was once nineteen, yet that used to be simply because she was once operating as a waitress, no longer simply because she used to be sluggish. And although she's very crafty, good, she's no femme fatale. yet her attractiveness . . . oh sure, her good looks is every little thing you've heard. At twenty-one, she takes her rate reductions and strikes to manhattan urban, touchdown a task at a diner known as Karb's, on the backside rung of the eating place chain's tall company ladder. even though she makes minimal salary, Carrie is savvy, and it isn't lengthy sooner than she starts off to climb. while her coworkers unionize, they opt for her as president, and from there, the sky's the restrict. yet simply because the union will get underway, she meets a mysterious highbrow named Grant—who will both aid her upward thrust to the head, or drag her directly all the way down to hell.
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If there was a Frau Schindler, she did not appear even after Mrs. Pfefferberg had redecorated the place. Pfefferberg himself became one of Schindler’s most regular connections to that market in luxuries— silk, furnishings, jewelry—which flourished in the ancient town of Cracow. CHAPTER 4 The next time Itzhak Stern met Oskar Schindler was on a morning in early December. Schindler’s application to the Polish Commercial Court of Cracow had already been filed, yet Oskar had the leisure to visit the offices of Buchheister and, after conferring with Aue, to stand near Stern’s desk in the outer office, clap his hands, and announce in a voice that sounded already tipsy, “Tomorrow, it’s going to start.
He asked the visitor in and at the same time whispered assurances in Polish to his mother. Now Oskar Schindler gave his name. There was some measuring up, for Schindler could tell that Pfefferberg had appeared to perform an act of primal protection. Schindler showed his respect by talking now through the son as through an interpreter. ” He said the Nussbaums had maintained the place excellently, but they went in for heavy furniture and somber colors. Mrs. Schindler’s tastes were livelier—a little French, a little Swedish.
Schindler showed his respect by talking now through the son as through an interpreter. ” He said the Nussbaums had maintained the place excellently, but they went in for heavy furniture and somber colors. Mrs. Schindler’s tastes were livelier—a little French, a little Swedish. Mrs. Pfefferberg had recovered enough to say that she didn’t know—it was a busy time with Christmas coming up. Leopold could tell there might be an instinctive resistance in her to developing a German clientele; but the Germans might be the only race this season with enough confidence in the future to go in for interior design.