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figures.” Mr. Scribner, this cautious man, said, “How much
would it cost me?" At that time, it was something like
Oh, each one of you?
Each one of us--Book-of-the-Month twice. They went
in for two units. They owned twice as much as each of us.
I said, “You have to think fast, Mr. Scribner, to
come with us.” He said, “Well, are Alfred McIntyre and Cass
Canfield and Harry Scherman and you all going into it?" I
said, “We certainly are.” He said, “If it's good enough for
you fellows, it's good enough for me.” I said, “You'll come
with us?" He said, “Absolutely.” I said, “Don't you want
to look at the figures?" He said, “You've looked at them.
If you're going to risk your money, I'm perfectly willing to
risk mine.” So Scribner came in without even looking at the
Sort of unusual for Scribner too.
Yes. None of the rest of us had looked very carefully,
I must tell you. The fun of snatching the prize away from
Marshall Field was a very strong stimulus.
So how much did it cost in total?
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