Her jewelry, no doubt, had long since gone to the money lender.
And this one money lender is one who, proverbially "has no soul."
Neither of these two men could pay his debt; and so the money lender let them both go free.
The firmness of Will's grasp and the steadiness of his glance had a quieting effect on the money lender's temper.
The money lender walked away with clenched ...