"Better at tree months,—we can always renew," said Stein, calmly.
I tried to do my duty by Stein, but I had also other matters to think of.
Said he was sure Mr. Stein did not mean him to keep me for nothing.
A present from Stein, it seems—in exchange for that ring, you know.
In this he was actuated by a sense of duty; he had to look after Stein's business, he said.