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A peddler stands at the rear of a carriage and sells stocks to the crowd
Ladies and gentlemen!
"Silver mines, gold mines, diamond mines are mere Mulligan stew and ratatouille compared to my coal. But—are you going to say—you must be selling your stocks for a million? I don't sell my stocks, gentlemen, I give them away against two measly hundred francs. I give two for the price of one, I give a needle, a cotton-bud, a bodkin, and I give you my blessing to cap it all... Now let's hear that big drum!"

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A peddler stands at the rear of a carriage and sells stocks to the crowd gathered around him as his sidekick beats a drum. The caption reads in the original French:

Messieurs et dames !
— Les mines d’argent, les mines d’or, les mines de diamant ne sont que de la pot-bouille, de la ratatouille en comparaison de ma houille… Mais (que vous m’allez dire), tu vends alors tes actions un million ? Mes actions, messieurs, je ne les vends pas je les donne pour deux cents misérables francs, j’en donne deux pour une, je donne une aiguille, un cure-oreille, un passe-lacet, et je vous donne encore ma bénédiction par-dessus le marché… En avant la grosse caisse !

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