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salesmanship

the art of SELLING.
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The salesman nodded and shot a questioning glance at my companion.
To my surprise the question provoked a burst of anger from the salesman.
Well, then, you've lost your fiver, for it's town bred," snapped the salesman.
Cocksure," said the salesman, "I thought that I was out of geese, but before I finish you'll find that there is still one left in my shop.
Turning round we saw a little rat-faced fellow standing in the centre of the circle of yellow light which was thrown by the swinging lamp, while Breckinridge, the salesman, framed in the door of his stall, was shaking his fists fiercely at the cringing figure.
You will excuse me," said Holmes blandly, "but I could not help overhearing the questions which you put to the salesman just now.
Oakshott, of Brixton Road, to a salesman named Breckinridge, by him in turn to Mr.
He had kept the newspaper and now looked at the advertisements again: a shop in Holborn needed a salesman too, and he went there; but when he arrived he found that someone had already been engaged.
He replied to their salutations in the same way; but bestowed no closer recognition until he reached the further end of the alley; when he stopped, to address a salesman of small stature, who had squeezed as much of his person into a child's chair as the chair would hold, and was smoking a pipe at his warehouse door.
Out of the value thus created by them, they were to recoup him for what he supplied them with: rent, shelter, gas, water, machinery, raw cotton--everything, and to pay him for his own services as superintendent, manager, and salesman.
They paused, wavering and wondering, while he quietly went to the back of the cloak room, and came back with both hands full of shining silver, which he laid out on the counter as calmly as a salesman.
Once I happened to buy a medicine at a medical store where a customer came and told the salesman that he was suffering from a throat problem.