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    One day the author did the mistake of walking into Mr. Gessler’s shop wearing a pair of boots bought from another place. When Mr. Gessler saw them he turned quiet and the author could understand that Mr. Gessler was not in favor of the big firms and their advertisements. He said that those big firmsRead more

    One day the author did the mistake of walking into Mr. Gessler’s shop wearing a pair of boots bought from another place. When Mr. Gessler saw them he turned quiet and the author could understand that Mr. Gessler was not in favor of the big firms and their advertisements. He said that those big firms got all the customers through advertisements and not by work. They take away work from people like the Gessler Brothers who prefer the quality over quantity and money. According to him, those big firms have no self respect and made trash.
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  1. Mr. Gessler failed to recognize the author as he was growing old. It took him a long time to remember people because of his age and hence was unable to recognize the author when he saw him. Read summary of Quality  

    Mr. Gessler failed to recognize the author as he was growing old. It took him a long time to remember people because of his age and hence was unable to recognize the author when he saw him.

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  1. The author, out of pity, ordered three pairs of shoes instead of ordering just two. He often did that, ordering more pairs of shoes than he intended to buy initially. Read summary of Quality

    The author, out of pity, ordered three pairs of shoes instead of ordering just two. He often did that, ordering more pairs of shoes than he intended to buy initially.

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  1. Mr. Gessler smiled while answering the question because he knew that though it is difficult, shoemaking was indeed an art. It requires hard work and practice to achieve perfection. Quality of work was more important than the quantity of work. Big firms were more focused on producing many shoes withiRead more

    Mr. Gessler smiled while answering the question because he knew that though it is difficult, shoemaking was indeed an art. It requires hard work and practice to achieve perfection. Quality of work was more important than the quantity of work. Big firms were more focused on producing many shoes within a short span of time unlike the Gessler Brothers.
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  1. Mr. Gessler made boots with excellent quality of leather. He sometimes used a piece of gold-brown leather to make shoes and sometimes with a pair of Russia leather. The shoes he made were beautiful- the pair of pumps, so inexpressibly slim, the patent leathers with cloth tops, making water come intoRead more

    Mr. Gessler made boots with excellent quality of leather. He sometimes used a piece of gold-brown leather to make shoes and sometimes with a pair of Russia leather. The shoes he made were beautiful- the pair of pumps, so inexpressibly slim, the patent leathers with cloth tops, making water come into one’s mouth, the tall brown riding boots with marvelous sooty glow, as if, though new, they had been worn a hundred years.
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    When Mr. Gessler saw the narrator wearing boots not purchased from him, he said that those were not his boots. The tone was not one of anger, nor of sorrow, not even of contempt, but there was in it something quiet that froze the blood. He even took the narrator’s order without showing him any leathRead more

    When Mr. Gessler saw the narrator wearing boots not purchased from him, he said that those were not his boots. The tone was not one of anger, nor of sorrow, not even of contempt, but there was in it something quiet that froze the blood. He even took the narrator’s order without showing him any leather. After that, for the first time in front of the narrator, Mr. Gessler complained bitterly about the big firms who take away their work by advertisements and yet provided shoes of poor quality.

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  1. Mr. Gessler was so dedicated to his work that he even starved himself to death, not wanting to stop his work. He would keep the shop on; wouldn’t have a soul touch his boots except himself. He would sit over his boots and go on and on. Never gave himself time to eat; never even had a penny in the hoRead more

    Mr. Gessler was so dedicated to his work that he even starved himself to death, not wanting to stop his work. He would keep the shop on; wouldn’t have a soul touch his boots except himself. He would sit over his boots and go on and on. Never gave himself time to eat; never even had a penny in the house. All went in rent and leather. Though he lost to the big firms who would advertise, Mr. Gessler made the best boots in London. He made it perfectly so much so that it was never worn out and as if he had seen the Soul of Boot.

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    The Gessler Brothers were German shoemakers who valued the quality of the shoes they made. Both brothers were exceptionally good at what they did, creating the best boots in London. Mr. Gessler, the younger of the two brothers, looked like as if made from leather, with his yellow crinkly face, and cRead more

    The Gessler Brothers were German shoemakers who valued the quality of the shoes they made. Both brothers were exceptionally good at what they did, creating the best boots in London. Mr. Gessler, the younger of the two brothers, looked like as if made from leather, with his yellow crinkly face, and crinkly reddish hair and beard, and neat folds slanting down his cheeks to the corners of his mouth, and his guttural and one-toned voice. His elder brother was so very much like him, though watery, paler in every way. It was really difficult to differentiate the two brothers. The elder brother died as he was unable to get over the loss of losing one part of their shop. Post his death, it was Mr. Gessler who continued with the work, all by himself, till the very end. Those two brothers, though made the best boots in London and even had the best materials, never advertised and soon lost their customers to big firms. Mr. Gessler would use all the money to buy materials, ignoring hunger and eventually starved himself to death.

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