"Certainly, Robert," was the reply, but the lawyer's manner showed some surprise.
"I shall not interfere with that arrangement," said the lawyer, misunderstanding his object.
"I shall not call upon you to do that," said the lawyer, kindly.
That evening, the lawyer called at the house of the superintendent.
The lawyer left them at the next station to wait for a train back to Butte.
"In spite of all that, it may be true enough," returned the lawyer, composedly.
The lawyer listened with surprise to the story Robert had to tell.
"I can't quite agree with you there," said the lawyer, quietly.
They only thought a lawyer could help them--but I'm far too busy--of course I decline.
Mabel's lawyer has won the most difficult case he ever fought for.