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Unformatted text preview: He feels lucky to be invited, but not to discover that he has such a sarcastic cousin. Planning a simple family affair, Clyde's aunt is irritated that Bella should arrive, by chance, with Bertine and Sondra. Finally, it is only during a chance tour of his factory that Samuel Griffiths scrutinizes his nephew in the shrinking room and thus causes his immediate promotion. Change is effected by the chemistry of charity as well as of hostility. Ratterer good-naturedly jockeys Clyde into situations where he can confront his rich uncle. Samuel Griffiths himself wonders if his father long ago treated Asa fairly; thus out of obligation if not restitution to Asa, Samuel Griffiths favors his nephew, but nepotism, he knows, is opposed to the law of necessity. Suspicious of Griffiths' nephew, the sweating laborers in the shrinking room grow jealous of Clyde's "class" and...
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- Fall '08