’No, he wouldn’t. Nobody would suppose that anybody would pick me out for this kind of thing. If I’d known that you were going to tell me such a story as this I wouldn’t have come with you.’
‘That’s nonsense, Dolly.’
’Very well. I can’t bear these kind of things. I feel all in a twitter already.’
‘You mean to go on playing just the same?’
’Of course I do. If he won anything very heavy I should begin to think about it, I suppose. Oh; this is Abchurch Lane, is it? Now for the man of money.’
The man of money received them much more graciously than Felix had expected. Of course nothing was said about...