Mr. Bookley was so much interested in books that there was little room in his thoughts for anything else. Whether he was shaving, or dressing, or eating, or merely walking on the street, was all the same. He never had his mind on what he was doing. Thus it was that he would attempt to mix lather in his silk hat or would put the soapy brush in his mouth, or eat soup with a fork. If it had not often been for the fact that he had a remarkably capable valet, there would be no doubt that Mr. Bookley would have one day succeeded in one of his numerous attempts to leave the house clad in his pajamas or whatever article of apparel he might chance to be wearing when the thought struck him. Gwendolyn was a clerk in the bookstore which Mr. Bookley most frequently visited. Between Ernest and George, two other clerks, a jealous rivalry was maintained with Gwendolyn as the object. Ernest, who feared his rival's good looks and polished manner, was filled with delight when Gwendolyn accepted. Just ...
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