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STATE TWO REASONS GIVEN BY GORTSBY TO SUGGEST THAT THE YOUNG MAN WAS WILFULLY CARELESS...
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When the young man finishes his story, admitting that all his trouble started with going out of his hotel to buy the soap, Gortsby turns to him and says,
"Of course," said Gortsby slowly, "the weak point of your story is that you can't produce the soap." Here Gortsby is testing the young man’s con game. When the man can’t produce the soap, Gortsby smugly tells him.
“To lose an hotel and a cake of soap on one afternoon suggest willful carelessness.” The young man storms of in indignation, and Gortsby prides himself on recognizing the con.
Posted by ajacks on January 8, 2011 at 1:13 AM (Answer #1)
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