’For myself, I want interest for my capital; that is all. But I am not thinking of myself.’
‘You are getting very good interest. If I understand the matter,’ and here Melmotte pulled out a little book, showing thereby how careful he was in mastering details,—’you had about L6,000 embarked in the business when Fisker joined your firm. You imagine yourself to have that still.’
‘I don’t know what I’ve got.’
’I can tell you then. You have that, and you’ve drawn nearly a thousand pounds since Fisker came over, in one shape or another. That’s not bad interest on your money.’
‘There was back interest due to me.’
’If so, it’s due still...