"You can't escape from it, Mr. Finn, you can't indeed," said Ruddles.
Phineas knew that there was wisdom in the words of Mr. Ruddles, and consented.
"There isn't a doubt about your re-election, Mr. Finn," said Ruddles.
"Browborough has been at work for the last three days," said Mr. Ruddles, in a tone of reproach.
In the course of his canvass, and the commotions consequent upon it, he found that Mr. Ruddles was right.
Phineas, on the other hand, made two or three great speeches every evening, and astonished even Mr. Ruddles by his oratory.
No one at the present moment was more clear than was Ruddles as to the necessity of purity at elections.
Then Mr. Ruddles, who had many eyes, began to perceive that the old game was to be played.
Mr. Ruddles had always thought that no amount of work could be too heavy for his candidates.
And so he prepared himself to run his race on the course arranged for him by Mr. Ruddles.