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The Money Lender


The Money Lender

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    Catherine Grace F. Gore
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1854 Original Publisher: A M S Press, Incorporated Subjects: Fiction / General Fiction / General Fiction / Classics Fiction / Literary History / General Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: "Have yon signed it?" continued he, pointing to the latter document. "Bo quick, if you have carefully perused the terms. Kever, while you live, put your name to a paper of which you have not, to a syllable, mastered the contents. Nay, -- spare me your declarations of confidence : you may have less grounds for gratitude than you suppose. Remember the fable of the little fish thrown back by the wary angler into the river, to become a bigger. Be not too sure that the Money-lender is not facilitating your first ingress into his net, in order to secure your return." Basil Annesley, who had now both read and signed the promissory note, and placed the printed cheque in his pocket-hook, smiled at this sinister prognostication. " I do not choose you to be ruined by anybody but myself," observed the Money-lender with a smile: " in proof of which, let me advise you to place that pocket-book in a securer place than the one from which you own my letter to have been subtracted. Above all, deposit this very morning the money you are about to receive, with your banker, so as to be ready for the exigencies which well, well ! I will cut short my lecture !" -- said he, intermpting himself when he saw the colour rising in the cheeks of Basil. " You receive sterling advice, I perceive, less thankfully than sterling coin." " The gentleman is in the parlour, sir," said the old woman, again thrusting in her ...  
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