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Shvoong Home>Books>Classic Literature>Summary of O’Henry’S “the Romance of a Busy Broker” Review

Summary of O’Henry’S “the Romance of a Busy Broker”

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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Henry Maxwell is a broker in the New York Stock Exchange. One fine morning he enters the office in the usual scheduled time with his young lady secretary who has been working with him for the last one year. Mr. Pitcher is the personal clerk in the office. He notices with curiosity that the secretary instead of going to the other room where her desk is has been standing in the outer office. After sometime she even asks him whether Maxwell had asked him to look for someone else to take the place of his secretary. After sometime when Maxwell is quite busy with his work, Pitcher comes along and tells that he had brought one lady as was asked by him to be his new secretary. Maxwell looks up in surprise and says that his original secretary, Miss Leslie is very good and can continue as long as she wishes and plunges into his work again. The rush of the stocks and bonds, loans, shares and securities is going on till the lunch hour.
Just then the sweet smell of lilac comes into Maxwell’s room and he very well knows that the smell belongs to Leslie. He starts feeling a strong kind of attraction towards her. He dashes straight away into the inner room where Leslie was sitting and proposes to her right away. He says he loves her very much and wants to marry her. Leslie looks at him with utter surprise and did not say anything for quite sometime. But when Maxwell keeps on declaring his love for her, tears start to roll down from her charming eyes. And with a smile in her pretty face, she says that Maxwell keeps himself so busy in his work that he forgets everything. Then she coolly tell Maxwell that both of them got married the previous evening at eight o’clock at the little church around the corner.

Published: December 16, 2010   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    why was mr pither surprised when his employer entered the office with his lady secretary? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    we know that maxwell has forgetabel nature already he thought of having a new stenographer as he forget of his old stenographer.when pithcher entered into office with his employer, maxwell got of his old stenographer ,he questioned to pitcher what is the need of having a new stenographer/as miss leslie is having in that post and said she can continue her post till her wish.by hearing this pitcher surprised. Sunday, February 16, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    why did the broker want to appoint new secretary? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    who is the main character? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Henry Maxwell is the main character in this story who is completely involved in his work that he hardly finds time for his love life. His manner of proposing to his lady love his own secretary is again amid hectic work. Thursday, January 03, 2013
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  1. 1. yo man

    summary

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not at all amazing

    2 Rating Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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