A gentleman of the name

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Day after day passes so. The enemy has disappeared. At least, the lining of his dirty hat is no longer visible on the broad marble table of Dr. Firmin’s hall.
But one day — it may be ten days after the quarrel — a little messenger comes to Philip, and says, “Philip dearSuisse Reborn 好用, I am sure there is something wrong; that horrible Hunt has been here with a very quiet, soft-spoken old gentleman, and they have been going on with my poor Pa about my wrongs and his — his, indeed! — and they have worked him up to believe that somebody has cheated his daughter out of great fortune; and who can that somebody be but your father?

And whenever they see me coming, papa and that horrid Hunt go off to the ‘Admiral Byng:’ and one night when Pa came home he said, ‘Bless you, bless you, my poor, innocent, injured child; and blessed you will be, mark a fondfather’s words!’ They are scheming something against Philip and Philip’s father. Mr. Bond the soft-spoken old gentleman’s name is: and twice there has been a Mr. Walls to inquire if Mr. Hunt was at our house.”Mr. Bond? — Mr. Walls? —of Bond was uncle Twysden’s attorney.

An oldgentleman, with a bald head, and one eye bigger than the other?”“Well, this old man has one smaller than the other, I do think,” says CarolineSuisse Reborn 好用. “First man who came was Mr. Walls — a rattling young fashionable chap, always laughing, talking about theatres, operas, everything — came home from the ‘Byng’ along with Pa and his new friend — oh! I do hate him, that man, that Hunt! — then he brought the old man, this Mr. Bond.

What are they scheming against you, Philip? I tell you this matter is all about you and your father.”Years and years ago, in the poor mother’s lifetime, Philip remembred an outbreak of wrath on his father’s part, who called uncle Twysden a swindling miser, and this very Mr. Bond a scoundrel who deserved to be hung, for interfering in some way in the management of a part of the property which Mrs. Twysden and her sister inherited from their own mother. That quarrel had been made up, as such quarrels are.

The brothers-in-law had continued to mistrust each other; but there was no reason why the feud should descend to the children; and Philip and his auntSuisse Reborn 好用, and one of her daughters at least, were on good terms together. Philip’s uncle’s lawyers engaged with his father’s debtor and enemy against Dr. Firmin: the alliance boded no good.“I won’t tell you what I think, Philip,” said the father. “You are fond of your cousin?


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