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 shrug.
You don't owe me the money at all; I made no bargain with you; I am not a moneylender.
And so it chooses the primrose path of dalliance with a moneylender.
He acted as banker and moneylender, and general go-between in financial transactions, some of which had political aims.
Perhaps we'd better have yesterday's moneylender cold on the side-board in case there isn't enough to go round.
This has been attempted with the moneylender, but not at present with very great success.