"I am greatly surprised by such a question," said the Cashier
; "it sounds as if you suspected me of selfishness.
will he dismiss two to make room for three?" the cashier
tranquilly took out twenty-five clean bank-bills and pinned them together with a satisfied expression on his beadle face.
Melville, the bank cashier
, fascinated him, and he resolved to investigate him at the first opportunity.
Just as in our country printing-offices the apprentice first learns how to sweep out and bring water; then learns to "roll"; then to sort "pi"; then to set type; and finally rounds and completes his education with job-work and press-work; so the landlord-apprentice serves as call-boy; then as under-waiter; then as a parlor waiter; then as head waiter, in which position he often has to make out all the bills; then as clerk or cashier
; then as portier.
Morrel's service, and a most singular change had taken place in his position; he had at the same time risen to the rank of cashier
, and sunk to the rank of a servant.
If he's runnin' things--an' what good is he if he ain't?--then why does he let my boss, an' men like that cashier
you mentioned, why does he let them own the horses, an' buy the women, the nice little girls that oughta be lovin' their own huabands, an' havin' children they're not ashamed of, an' just bein' happy aecordin' to their nature?"
I weep, but I kill my dreams, and I become cashier
at my uncle's hotel at a salary of thirty-five francs a week.
The bank cashier
was a little bully and was afraid of his daughter.
"I have studied some of these signatures so much that I know them as well as the bank cashier
knows the autograph of his oldest customer.
And therefore, those that are seconds in factions, do many times, when the faction subdivideth, prove principals; but many times also, they prove ciphers and cashiered
; for many a man's strength is in opposition; and when that faileth, he groweth out of use.
So, he pushed open the door with the weak rattle in its throat, stumbled down the two steps, got past the two ancient cashiers
, and shouldered himself into the musty back closet where Mr.
Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prestige of the name he had dishonored to thank for his narrow escape from being cashiered
. At first he had been humbly thankful, too, that they had sent him to this Godforsaken Congo post instead of court-martialing him, as he had so justly deserved; but now six months of the monotony, the frightful isolation and the loneliness had wrought a change.