Alas, Babylon - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Pat Frank
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Chapter 3 Summary

Edgar Quisenberry is president of the First National Bank in Fort Repose. The bank, built by Edgar's father in 1920, is constructed from Indiana limestone. Edgar is proud of the bank's financial strength and boasts Roosevelt could shut it down only by closing all the nation's banks in 1933. The bank employs two vice-presidents, a cashier, an assistant cashier and four tellers who refer all decisions to the president. Edgar deems himself the sole reliable judge of character, which means to him cash balance, unencumbered real estate value, and ownership of bonds and blue-chip stocks. Randy must talk with Edgar to cash Mark's five thousand dollar check. Edgar dislikes Randy's manner, dress and attitude but mostly Judge Bragg's humiliation of him in a poker game five years earlier. Now that Randy needs approval, Edgar hopes for revenge. Edgar thinks Randy has a hot deal for cash and wants him...

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