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THE UNEXPECTED

He had always represented his father as being a`gentleman farmer.' `It didn't pay,' he used to say, with a picture in his own mind of a penny magazine aristocrat prematurely worn out by worry. `I'm a Norfan, both sides,' he would explain, with the air of one who had seen trouble. He said he lived with his uncle and aunt, but he did not say that they kept a toy-shop, and to tell any one that his uncle had been a butler-a servant!-would have seemed the maddest of indiscretions. Almost all the assistants in the Emporium were equally reticent and vague, so great is their horror of `Lowness' of any sort. To ask about this 'Waddy or Kipps' would upset all these little fictions. He was not, as a matter of fact, perfectly clear about his real status in the world (he was not, as a matter of fact, perfectly clear about anything), but he knew that there was a quality about his status that was-detrimental.
Under the circumstances ?
It occurred to him that it would save a lot of trouble to destroy the advertisement there and then.
In which case he would have to explain to Chitterlow!
'Eng!' said Mr. Kipps.
`Kipps !' cried Carshot, who was shop-walking. 'Kipps Forward!'
He thrust back the crumpled paper into his pocket, and sallied forth to the customer.
`I want,' said the customer, looking vaguely about her through glasses, `a little bit of something to cover a little stool I have. Anything would do-a remnant or anything.'
The matter of the advertisement remained in abeyance for half an hour, and at the end the little stool was still a candidate for covering, and Kipps had a thoroughly representative collection of the textile fabrics in his department to clear away. He was so angry about the little stool that the crumpled advertisement lay for a space in his pocket, absolutely forgotten.

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Kipps sat on his tin box under the gas-bracket that evening, and looked up the name Euphemia, and learnt what it meant in the'Inquire Within About Everything'that constituted Buggins' reference library. He hoped Buggins, according to his habit, would ask him what he was looking

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