Frederic Stewart Isham (1866–1922). American author and playwright. Born: March 29, 1865 in Detroit, Michigan, USA . Died: September 6, 1922 (age 57) in New York City, New York, USA,
"WELL? WHAT can I do for you?"
The speaker—a scrubby little man—wheeled in the rickety office chair to regard some one hesitating on his threshold. The tones were not agreeable; the proprietor of the diminutive, run-down establishment, "The St. Cecilia Music Emporium," was not, for certain well defined reasons, in an amiable mood that morning. He had been about to reach down for a little brown jug which reposed on the spot usually allotted to the waste paper basket when the shadow of the new-comer fell obtrusively, not to say offensively, upon him.
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