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CHAPTER VIII
THE SYLPHIDE

AT the time I entered the mill, it was agreed by all `the gentlemen', my father included, that I should spend a long apprenticeship in the different workrooms before being allowed to participate in the management of one of the departments. Events decided otherwise.
Every year at the end of July the ceremony of the `Inventory' took place. Theoretically it was the drawing up of a very simple balance sheet. In the debit column capital and debts were set down; in the credit column the plant, machinery, accounts receivable and the stock; the difference between the two columns was the loss or profit. But the evaluation of the stock in a large mill, an operation that to-day is simplified by new methods and new machines, remained at that time a painful task and the result was in doubt up to the very end, which made of the Inventory an exciting drama with frequent crises. For two weeks all the employees were engaged in calculating the value of cloth that was in the process of being woven, cases of thread and thread on the looms. My father, surrounded by a whole staff, would call out:
`883.772 ... Hannibal skin ... fifteen kilos of warp at 3 francs 50; sixteen kilos of thread at 3 francs 15 ... 883.775 ... Debussy Amazon ... Six kilos of warp at 8 francs; eleven kilos of thread at 3 francs 50. ...'
The calculators would send him the results of their multiplication. In the main office the department heads would bring in each evening the estimated results:
`Goods on hand will come to one million three hundred fifty thousajId francs ... There are elwen thousand pieces on the looms and the average
will be about 215 francs. ...'
But since each one strove to guard against excessive optimism, and named a figure well below the one he actually hoped to arrive at, the advance estimates always seemed ominous. On the eve of the great day immense losses appeared certain. On the great day itself there would be a series of dramatic surprises, almost all agreeable, and in the evening the

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