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JACOBY, a Jew from Bordeaux, between whom and Mazaud there was keen
rivalry. "Though of great experience and shrewdness, he was sorely
handicapped by his passion for speculation, and in spite of considerable
profits always seemed on the eve of a catastrophe. His money melted
away on settling days." He acted as broker for Daigremont, and also
for Gundermann. The great gamble in the shares of the Universal Bank
resolved itself into a duel between Jacoby and Mazaud, the one selling
on behalf of Gundermann, and the other buying on behalf of Saccard;
and the final catastrophe was hastened by Jacoby warning Daigremont of
Gundermann's determination to crush out the bank. L'Argent.



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