Sold. —Dun-up thinks he sees a prospect in the new system of receipt stamps. He imagines himself cornered in his residence by a relentless collector of tradesmen’s accounts. He has exhausted every method of deferring a settlement. In despair, he asks, “ Have you got a receipt stamp ?” “ Oh, yes,” says the inexorable, producing a stamp case. “ Ah, well,” says Dun-up, cordially, “ I have kept you so long out of your money I must’nt put you to that expense. I’ll supply a stamp myself. Just wait a minute.” Leaving the room for the ostensible purpose of getting a stamp, D. escapes from the premises by the back door and defers his difficulty for another twenty-four hours.”
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 23, 18 November 1879
Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 23, 18 November 1879
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