Pryer was a much better man of business than he was, and would see to it all.
As for Pryer himself, he had nothing but his curacy and a small allowance from his father.
Ernest felt the force of this, and Pryer saw that he wavered.
He therefore called on Pryer, and spent an hour and more with him.
Perhaps Pryer was going to break to him some bad news about his speculations.