By Frank Stockton
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But I stepped up to a young woman and presented my sample, with the usual question.
"Back room, counter on the left," she said. I went there.
"Have you any red calico like this?" I asked the saleswoman.
"No, sir," she said, "but we have it in Turkey red."
Turkey red again! I surrendered.
"All right," I said, "give me Turkey red."
"How much, sir?" she asked.
"I don't know -- say fifteen meters."
She looked at me strangely, but measured fifteen ...
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