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By Edith Wharton

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The subsequent afternoon he was once detained overdue at his workplace, and as he used to be getting ready to depart he heard an individual requesting him within the outer room. He seated himself back and Flamel used to be proven in. the 2 males, as Glennard brushed off an obstructive chair, had a second to degree one another; then Flamel complicated, and drawing out his note-case, laid a slip of paper at the table. “My expensive fellow, what in the world does this suggest? ” Glennard famous his fee. “That i used to be remiss, easily. It should have long past to you ahead of. ” Flamel’s tone have been that of unaffected shock, yet at this his accessory replaced and he requested, speedy: “On what flooring? ” Glennard had moved clear of the table and stood leaning opposed to the calf-backed volumes of the bookcase. “On the floor that you just offered Mrs. Aubyn’s letters for me, and i locate the middleman in such situations is entitled to a percent at the sale. ” Flamel paused sooner than answering. “You locate, you assert. It’s a contemporary discovery? ” “Obviously, from my no longer sending the money . you spot I’m new to the company. ” “And because whilst have you ever found that there has been any query of commercial, so far as i used to be involved? ” Glennard flushed and his voice rose somewhat. “Are you reproaching me for now not having remembered it quicker? ” Flamel, who had spoken within the fast repressed tone of a guy at the verge of anger, stared a second at this after which, in his typical voice, rejoined, good-humoredly, “Upon my soul, I don’t comprehend you! ” The switch of key appeared to disconcert Glennard. “It’s basic enough—” he muttered. “Simple enough—your delivering me funds in go back for a pleasant carrier? I don’t understand what your different pals count on! ” “Some of my buddies wouldn’t have undertaken the activity. those that might have performed so may most likely have anticipated to be paid. ” He lifted his eyes to Flamel and the 2 males checked out one another. Flamel had grew to become white and his lips stirred, yet he held his temperate notice. “If you suggest to suggest that the task was once no longer a pleasant one, you lay your self open to the retort that you just proposed it. yet in my opinion I’ve by no means noticeable, I by no means shall see, any reason behind now not publishing the letters. ” “That’s simply it! ” “What—? ” “The walk in the park of your no longer seeing was once what made me visit you. while a man’s obtained stolen items to pawn he doesn’t take them to the police-station. ” “Stolen? ” Flamel echoed. “The letters have been stolen? ” Glennard burst right into a coarse giggle. “How for much longer to you predict me to maintain that pretence concerning the letters? You knew good adequate they have been written to me. ” Flamel checked out him in silence. “Were they? ” he acknowledged at size. “I didn’t are aware of it. ” “And didn’t suspect it, I suppose,” Glennard sneered. the opposite was once back silent; then he acknowledged, “I could remind you that, supposing I had felt any interest concerning the subject, I had no manner of checking out that the letters have been written to you. You by no means confirmed me the originals. ” “What does that end up? there have been fifty methods of checking out. It’s the type of factor you can actually simply do. ” Flamel glanced at him with contempt.

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