The Chronicles of Barsetshire
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... nothing till you hear from me or somebody else." "Only do not let any one come down upon me for the money." "There is not the slightest fear of that. Tally-ho, old fellow! He's away! Tally-ho! right over by Gossetts' barn. Come along, and never mind Tozer;--' Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.'" And away they both went together, parson and member of Parliament. And then again on that occasion Mark went home with a sort of feeling that the bill did not matter. Tozer would manage it somehow; and it was quite clear that it would not do to tell his wife of it "just at present. On the 21st of that month of February, however, he did receive a reminder that the bill and all concerning it had not merely been a farce. This was a letter from Mr. Sowerby, dated from Chaldicotes, though not bearing the Barchester post-mark, in which that gentleman suggested a renewal, --not exactly of the old bill, but of a new one. It seemed to Mark that the letter had been posted in London. If I give it entire, I shall, perhaps, most quickly explain its purport: "Chaldicotes, 20th February, 185--. "My dear Mark, --' Lend not thy name to the money-dealers, for the same is a destruction and a snare.' If that be not in the Proverbs, it ought to be. Tozer has given me certain signs of his being alive and strong this cold weather. As we can neither of us take up that bill for 400/. at the moment, we must renew it, and pay him his commission and interest, with all the rest of his perquisites, and pickings, and stealings, --from all which, I can assure you, Tozer does not keep his hands as he should do. To cover this and some other little outstanding trifles, I have filled in a new bill for 500/., making it due 23d of May...
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