FROMSOUTHPOINT MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 1990: Martin looked appealingly from one to the other鈥攆rom Fortinbras massively serious to Corinna serenely mocking. 福彩3d 图谜总汇43期 Martin looked appealingly from one to the other鈥攆rom Fortinbras massively serious to Corinna serenely mocking. "There, now, that was well done," she said, feeling the spot carefully. "Now give me the splint." 鈥淲ill being a gentleman,鈥?he said, 鈥渂ring me money at the last, and will anything bring me as much peace at the last as money will? They say that those who have riches enter hardly into the kingdom of Heaven. By Jove, they do; they are like Struldbrugs; they live and live and live and are happy for many a long year after they would have entered into the kingdom of Heaven if they had been poor. I want to live long and to raise my children, if I see they would be happier for the raising; that is what I want, and it is not what I am doing now that will help me. Being a gentleman is a luxury which I cannot afford, therefore I do not want it. Let me go back to my shop again, and do things for people which they want done and will pay me for doing for them. They know what they want and what is good for them better than I can tell them.鈥? I said okay. But he had made a mistake by a week so we really had a target date of two weeks from theday we began. We tried desperately, but we didn't quite make it. We opened on Thanksgiving Day, andthe store was horrible. I was standing out in front when Sam drove up. He saw the disaster, but he wassmart enough to know how hard we'd been working and that if he told the truth we would have justdisintegrated. He said, The store looks really good, guys.' And he drove away and left us."Obviously, because I have spent as much time as I could out where it counts, in the stores, seeing ifwe're doing the job we should be, it has put a very heavy load on all our executives, especially since Iexpect them to get out in the stores too. My style has always been to lay off a lot of the day-to-dayoperating responsibilities to folks like Ferold Arend and Ron Mayer in the early days, later on to JackShewmaker, and eventually to David Glass and Don Soderquist. So my role has been to pick goodpeople and give them the maximum authority and responsibility. "Fortunately, we turned Searcy around and made it work because it saved our neck after we took on allthose Kuhn's stores. We had to figure out how to supply them, and our arrangement with a third-partydistributor turned into a nightmare. So we built an addition at Searcy to service them, and it solved theproblem. Searcywhich is one of our best-performing distribution centers todayreally was the key to ourwhole distribution system. After we proved it would work, we were able to duplicate the modelanywhere, and that's what we've done."I think it's fair to say that our distribution system today is the envy certainly of everyone in our industry,and in a lot of others as well. We now have twenty of these centers placed strategically in our trade areasaround the countrystill mostly within a day's drive, or about 350 miles, of the stores they serve. 鈥淥h, we can鈥檛 go,鈥?said Maggie, sinking into her chair again. 鈥淟ucy did not expect 鈥?she would be hurt. Why is not Philip come?鈥? Maggie was not conscious of a decision as she turned away from that gloomy averted face, and walked out of the room; it was like an automatic action that fulfils a forgotten intention. What came after? A sense of stairs descended as if in a dream, of flagstones, of a chaise and horses standing, then a street, and a turning into another street where a stage-coach was standing, taking in passengers, and the darting thought that that coach would take her away, perhaps toward home. But she could ask nothing yet; she only got into the coach. Agent de Famille, &c, &c.鈥? Martin looked appealingly from one to the other鈥攆rom Fortinbras massively serious to Corinna serenely mocking.