Newton Forster

Newton Forster

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Excerpt: ...you, pay!" answered the lawyer, in a stentorian voice. "But he has cheated me, sir!" "Never mind-pay!" "Charged twice their value, sir!" "I tell you, pay!" "But, sir, such imposition!" "I have told you twenty times, sir, and now tell you again-and for the last time-pay!" "Won't you take up my cause, sir, then?" "No, sir! I have given you advice, and will not pick your pocket!-Good morning, sir: " and Mr Forster, who had backed his client out of the room, shut the door in his face, to prevent further discussion. The young man looked a moment at the door after it was closed, and then turned round to Newton. "If yours is really law business, take my advice, don't stay to see him; I'll take you to a man who is a lawyer. Here you'll get no law at all." "Thankye," replied Newton, laughing; "but mine really is not law business." The noise of the handle of the door indicated that Mr Forster was about to re-open it to summon Newton; and the young man, with a hasty good morning, brushed by Newton and hastened into the street. Chapter XXIX "HAMLET.-Is not parchment made of sheepskin? HORATIO.-Ay, my lord, and of calves' skins too. HAMLET.-They are sheep and calves which Seek out their assurance in that." SHAKESPEARE. The door opened as intimated at the end of our last chapter, and Newton obeyed the injunction from the lawyer's eye to follow him into the room. "Now, sir, your pleasure?" said Mr Forster. "I must introduce myself," replied Newton: "I am your nephew, Newton Forster." "Humph! where's your documents in proof of your assertion?" "I did not consider that anything further than my word was necessary. I am the son of your brother, Nicholas Forster, who resided many years at Overton." "I never heard of Overton: Nicholas I recollect to have been the name of my third brother; but it is upwards of thirty years since I have seen or heard of him. I did not know whether he was alive or dead. Well, for the sake of argument, we'll allow that...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236721217
  • 9781236721211