Haney's Blog

07 Aug 2017

The £1,000,000 Bank Note

Library | Haney

Most of us can think of stories that feature a coin whether in print or on the screen but can the same be said for those of us who collect banknotes. Yes and the one that comes to mind to me is The £1,000,000 Bank Note which features an illustration of a wolf being chased by a similar denomination bank note on the cover. The cover story of this book is actually one of nine short stories that was published 1893 by Charles L Webster & Company of New York. The illustration opposite the title page in that edition features Henry Adams handing the note to the proprietor asking for change. I guess Henry missed the sign at the register that they do not except more than a twenty. Sorry I see that sign too often, so that it would make the sequence of events that make up the plot of this story totally improbable today.

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