Our story today is called "The Exact Science of Matrimony. Jeff and Andy sent them to Missus Trotter and she did the rest. Perhaps I have been too hard and worldly and suspicious. They gave her the bank book to show if anyone questioned the honesty of their marriage agency.
But he warned her that some of the men might come to see her in person. But he said he had to talk to his partner about it. We will teach them something. Here is Barbara Klein with the story. A few of the men came in person.
Their advertisement read like this: Their ad in the newspapers started a flood of letters — more than one hundred a day. Times have changed, and more "neutral" accents such as those in the Midwest are now adopted by those wishing to change their accents, such as people going into broadcasting.
In that way and by a careful study of city ordinances and train schedules I have kept out of all trouble with the police that a five dollar bill and a cigar could not square.
And now, where is the lady? Mister Peters, I am in love. Jeff and Andy sent them to Missus Trotter and she did the rest. She has three thousand dollars in cash and owns valuable property in the country.
Soon, Jeff and Andy were receiving about two hundred dollars a day. His name is William Wilkinson. That is how I have kept out of trouble with the police. Andy agreed with him.
Too many men had come to see her and she did not like that. Now, for this business to work, we must be able to produce a charming widow, with or without the beauty, as advertised. Almost all the men sent in the two dollars requested.
She has three thousand dollars in cash and owns valuable property in the country.
But he needs to be faithful and true, can take care of property and invest money with good judgment. That is how I have kept out of trouble with the police. As soon as I saw him I felt a glow of pride, because we were running our business on the level. This is also why the speaker uses big words, but often gets them wrong, or mispronounces them.
Their ad in the newspapers started a flood of letters — more than one hundred a day. What are they prepared to give in exchange?
Have you ever done anything dishonest? Does that satisfy you? But he said he had to talk to his partner about it. It seemed to be an easy business.VI.
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