Bartleby Bartleby
By Herman Melville ReadOasis Step 1 (Part 1) I am an old lawyer. I have three men who work for me. My business grew,... Bartleby

By Herman Melville
ReadOasis Step 1
(Part 1)

I am an old lawyer. I have three men who work for me. My business grew, so I hired one more man to help write legal papers.

I have met a great many people in my life. But the man who applied for the job was the strangest person I have ever met.

He stood outside my office and waited for me to speak. He was a small, quiet man. His clothes were clean but old. I asked him his name. It was Bartleby.

At first Bartleby almost worked too hard. He worked a...

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