"Perhaps you can let me see the ledgers containing those two accounts?"
Mr. Balderby opened both ledgers, and placed them before his senior partner.
The Baron sat there scrutinizing ledgers, like a city merchant, and checking figures to make sure that all was correct to the last peso.
Mike's work was less ostentatious, and was performed with pen, ink, and ledgers in the background. Occasionally, when Mr Waller was out at lunch, Mike had to act as substitute for him, and cash cheques; but Mr Waller always went out at a slack time, when few customers came in, and Mike seldom had any very startling sum to hand over.