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But later I got toworrying about it, and I couldn't get through to anybody up there so I went on up to Kansas City to seefor myself. � � Alice鈥檚 music had lasted so long that already the respectable hour of half-past ten, at which in Bracebridge parties, the crunch of carriage wheels on the gravel was invariably heard, had arrived, Mr Silverdale had received such rest and refreshment that he sat on the edge of his chair and talked buoyantly and boyishly for another half-hour. The Galahad-aspect had vanished, so, too, had the entranced listener to slow movements, and his conversation was more like that of a rather fast young woman than a man of any kind. He told a Limerick-rhyme with a distinct point to it, having warned them that it was rather naughty, and eventually jumped up with a little scream when the ormolu clock struck eleven, saying that{62} he would get no end of a scolding from his housekeeper for being late. 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We still had to build a basic merchandiseassortment, and a real replenishment system. We had lists of items we were supposed to carry, and wewere dependent on the people in the stores to keep good records of everything manuallythis was at atime when quite a few people were beginning to go into computerization. I had read a lot about that, andI was curious. I made up my mind I was going to learn something about IBM computers. So I enrolled inan IBM school for retailers in Poughkeepsie, New York. One of the speakers was a guy from theNational Mass Retailers' Institute (NMRI), the discounters' trade association, a guy named Abe Marks. "I was executive vice president of the discounters' trade association, working in my New York officeone day in 1967. My secretary said there was a man out front who wanted to join our group. I said Iwould give him ten minutes. So in comes this short, wiry man with a deep tan and a tennis racket underhis arm. 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