When Egypt Went Broke
by Holman Day (9781502962799)

When Egypt Went Broke
Holman Day
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 186
Category: Classic Fiction
Publisher: Createspace
ISBN: 9781502962799
ISBN-10: 1502962799

"[...] "Emperor, or only a plain king?" inquired the bagman. "You being a stranger, I can let out some of my feelings," returned Mr. Files. "Emperor, you say? He might just as well try to be one as to run for the legislature." The drummer showed interest. "That's what getting to be a widderer can do to some men," confided the landlord. He placed a smutty hand on the table and leaned down. "That legislature thing ain't the half of it, mister! He hasn't blacked his whiskers and bought that false mane simply so as to get into politics. He's trying to court the prettiest girl in this town." "Aha!" said the drummer. "The old story! Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, is doing the job over again with the local Mark Antony!" "Mebbe," admitted Mr. Files, his fishy gaze revealing that he had no[...]."

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