"Loammi says he is going to Columbia College, or perhaps to Yale.""He is a relative of mine," he said. "How did he treat you?""Are you an author?""The most prominent merchants in the city were once poor boys." 微信群加拿大28 Scott and his companion went on board, and ascended the stairs to the upper cabin. Here they found seats in front, and sat enjoying the fine breeze which is almost always to be found on this trip."How much will your purchases amount to, Scott?" "If he does, and complains of the deception, it will involve a confession that he is a thief. I confess I don't know what to anticipate.""Then how do you explain your having money at present. Was it given you by Mr. Lawton?""And she refused you?" [Pg 254]"How does it happen that I am asleep on the floor?" he asked. "I will do what I can for him, but I can't undertake to help any more poor relations."[Pg 231]"I was a poor boy then. How much salary did you receive?""I don't think my chances will be very good while I work for Mr. Little. I hope you will remain in New York." 微信群加拿大28 When they took their seats at the table, Mr. Little said to the waiter: "I hear there's an earl staying at the hotel?""Then you ought not to have borrowed money of me," said Paul. "The money must be somewhere in the chamber," said Conrad, suggestively."How old are you?"Seven weeks before, he had gone abroad with[Pg 22] Justin Wood, a wealthy young man, as his companion. Wood was liberal, and he had taken a fancy to Lane to such an extent that he offered to defray his expenses on a short European trip."Thank you, sir. I don't want to go back if I can help it. But I am glad my innocence has been proved." "And I might be one but for one unfortunate circumstance.""You must excuse me, Loammi, but I have so little money that I have to be very careful of that little. If I had some one to buy my clothes for me, as you have, it would be different." But Scott preferred to keep this to himself. He knew that if Loammi were told, he would have frequent occasion to borrow, and he felt that it would be prudent in him to lay by a portion of his earnings."I will call later and buy the ticket," he said to the broker. "At present I have some business with this young rascal, who robbed me this morning of a considerable sum of money. Now he has the assurance to make a charge against me.""He'll be here in an hour, likely.""So they have," she said, in affected surprise. "How did they do it?" 微信群加拿大28 "But, Mr. Little, think of the time I have spent—and the money!""Yes; he is a distant relation of mine." "And I, too," murmured Loammi."I hope what you say is true," said Mrs. Little, looking troubled."What is that, sir?"