By Frank Stockton
ReadOasis Step 3
(Part 2)

I next went into a store a few doors up the street. I gave a salesman my sample, and asked:"Have you any calico like this?"

"Yes, sir," he said. "Third counter to the right."

I went to the third counter to the right. A man there looked at my sample on both sides. Then he said, "We haven't any of this."

"I was told you had," I said.

"We had it, but we're out of it now. You'll get that from an upholsterer, someone who recovers furniture.”

I went ac...

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