Perhaps he could put it to them in a better light than either Roper or his father.
Roper said Blake only wanted ten shillings for it, and it was an absolute bargain.
He was not famous as a roper, but on this occasion his "throw" went true.
"He's an acquaintance, but a bore," his hostess explained in respect to Captain Roper.
As Roper leaves her to go to the table, her mouth full of cake.
Some are on the landing, some in the doorway, when she calls to Roper and Jimmie.
Roper and Jimmie detach themselves from the rest and return.
To Roper, who is wearing a waistcoat of rather a pronounced pattern.
You see, if Roper and de Castro are asked, there may be others.
Returning and closing the door and then whispering to Roper.