It had not occurred to them that the moneylender might suspect the forgery.
He was in the moneylender's hands, and to comply with his exactions would not end them.
After all, he would rather fall into Harding's hands than the moneylender's.
Of course a moneylender was different, but what security could he offer?
"This is beside the question," said the moneylender with a deprecatory ...