What a fatality, that you have no better an option—either a Scylla or a Charybdis.
You should go, see Von Brent, and get a renewal of the option.
I want that twenty thousand pounds before the option ceases.'
Also I should like to see a copy of the option, or the original document by which you hold the mine.'
That would mean, of course, to wait until this first option had ...