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A Bubble Burst How A Stock Exchange Scare Dislocated The Life Of The Empire For Two Days

Auhtor: Fred White

Language: english

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Review by Stephen M. Charme, November 2009


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Excerpts from the Book 'A Bubble Burst How A Stock Exchange Scare Dislocated The Life Of The Empire For Two Days':

... in the history of commerce. It was the golden hour of the promoter. Yet, for the most part, the schemes promised well. There was, however, an enormous ...
... Ericsson yesterday had been waiter in an unimportant restaurant. Today he had a fine set of offices and a small mansion at Hampstead. He had arrived ...
... that Bertha has lost her aunt, and the water has been packed in the matchbox. That isn't our cypher, Asherton-Smith said. Quite ...
... cypher. On the off-chance of the Eastern cable breaking down, I've had a cable sent to me every day from a friend in South Africa saying that ...
... The great beauty of the scheme was its conclusiveness. There had never been an earthquake on the Rand, but there was no reason why there shouldn't ...
... of his forthcoming fortune. A little after ten o'clock he was in the City. In the train and in the streets people were talking about nothing ...
... Going all right, eh? Asherton-Smith asked. His teeth were chattering, but not with cold. Pretty satisfied, eh? Ericsson nodded and ...
... small speculators had set out for the City to get rid of their liability on the earliest possible occasion. They asked for no profits, they demanded ...
... Exchange had practically come to a standstill. It was useless to deal with waste paper. To-morrow the crowd would doubtless be augmented by thousands ...
... Cable Company to do something, but they could only reply that their line had broken down somewhere beyond Mauritius, and that, until it could be fished ...
... there was a commotion at the doors, and half-a-dozen helmets topped the crowd. There was a swaying movement till the long counter creaked again, an ...
... a suggestion of slackness in their hands not due entirely to the champagne. It was a long time before either of them spoke. Pretty warm day, ...
... of shares a few points below par? Not a bit of it. If this panic waits two days longer we shall have exchanged all our own cash and our own credit ...
... was no hustling or horse-play, or anything of that kind even the ubiquitous humourist was absent. They pushed on persistently, a denser crowd round ...
... that it was no loss, seeing that there was a run on the great National bank. It was the thrilling moment of the day! A run on the Bank of ...
... our paper. We shall have to issue Treasury bills to make up our deficit. We - An excited individual burst without ceremony into the room. ...
... and we are doing our best to get to the bottom of it. A rousing cheer echoed through the bank parlour. The governors yelled and shook each ...
... did not possess. There was nothing in the appearance of the cablegram to excite our suspicions, but since the news of its falseness has ...
... Many clerks were closing up the books and looking forward to a good night's rest. It was almost impossible to believe that these were the ...
... was a knocking at the door The two men started up. Their nerves were humming still from the strain of the past day and night. Come in, Asherton-Smith ...