An official in Akaky Akakievich’s office. The assistant head clerk is higher ranked and wealthier than Akaky is, but he offers to throw a party partly to celebrate Akaky’s new overcoat. The assistant head clerk lives in a wealthy district far from Akaky’s home, and Akaky’s overcoat is stolen on his way home from the party.
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...must host an evening party. Akaky is extremely embarrassed until a higher-ranking civil servant, an assistant head clerk , offers to host the party instead, and invites everyone to tea that night. The... (full context)