This is the story of a grocery clerk, who was slowly but surely rising in his profession. The customers liked him and his employer was satisfied. Furthermore, he was in love with a most desirable young woman. Then all was changed, for he decided to become an orator. It would have been bad enough had he been a natural speaker, or even if he had taken lessons at a school of elocution. This young man, however, fell under the spell of a Correspondence School of Oratory. He made speeches everywhere. The result was that his fiancée jilted him, his friends fled from him and the boss, who bad approved of him, fired him. Being out of work, he decided that the best thing to do was to utilize what he fondly styled his "Heaven-born gift" by becoming an assemblyman. The political party to which he belonged gave a clambake about that time, and the clerk determined to spout eloquence so masterfully that all eyes would be turned upon him. They were, but not in the way he had imagined they would be. ...
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