SEDILLE (GUSTAVE), son of M. Sedille, the silk merchant. To the
disappointment of his father, he despised commercial pursuits, and
cared only for pleasure. In the hope that he might take an interest
in finance, he was given a situation in the office of Mazard, the
stockbroker, where, however, he did little work, and soon engaged in
speculations on his own account. The failure of the Universal Bank left
him penniless, and deep in debt. L'Argent.