FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Tue Sep 18, 2012 09:04 AM CDT

"A pleasant morning to you, Willem!" exclaimed Frans as he stepped into the older man's office. He took off his broad-brimmed capotain hat, with its fine abundance of ostrich plumes, and held it in his hand as he sat down before Willem's imposing desk. "I beg your patience to hear me once again entreat you to join our united company which will buy the finest selection of tulip bulbs."

"I am well pleased to see you, Frans, and to be invited into your investment company, but I wonder at one thing very much, which is to hear you repeat your ...

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