High-life and the sweet charms of femininity are expensive as Peterson ultimately learns. His path through life is fairly paved with creditors, including a woman. After having promised the latter to marry her, to get rid of her importunity, he falls in love with his new bookkeeper, Rosemary. He insists on taking her out to lunch and on these journeys has much ado to avoid encountering his creditors. To get rid of them temporarily he convinces them that Rosemary is a millionairess and that after marrying her, he will repay them with compound interest. He then makes haste to propose to her and she accepts him. A fortnight after the wedding, Peterson and Rosemary are in the seventh heaven of bliss. Then things begin to happen. His creditors begin invading his home, at first singly, then in twos, then in battalions. He manages to introduce them as uncles and granduncles and has the "pleasure" of beholding his wife accord them a grand reception and embrace and kiss her "relations." When ...
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