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"Impossible to get any thing out of him. I turned him over andover, every way. Nothing!""Indeed!""It's so; and you know if I understand the business. But what canyou say to a man who answers you all the time, 'The matter is inthe hands of the law; experts have been named; I have nothing tofear from the most minute investigations'?"By the look which Marius de Tregars kept riveted upon M. d'Escajoul,it was easy to see that his confidence in him was not without limits.
He felt it, and, with an air of injured innocence,"Do you suspect me, by chance," he said, "to have allowed myself tobe hoodwinked by Thaller?"And as M. de Tregars said nothing, which was the most eloquent ofanswers,"Upon my word," he insisted, "you are wrong to doubt me. Was ityou who came after me? No. It was I, who, hearing through Marcoletthe history of your fortune, came to tell you, 'Do you want to knowa way of swamping Thaller?' And the reasons I had to wish thatThaller might be swamped: I have them still. He trifled with me,he 'sold' me, and he must suffer for it; for, if it came to be knownthat I could be taken in with impunity, it would be all over with mycredit."After a moment of silence,"Do you believe, then," asked M. de Tregars, "that M. de Thaller isinnocent?""Perhaps.""That would be curious.""Or else his measures are so well taken that he has absolutelynothing to fear. If Favoral takes everything upon himself, whatcan they say to the other? If they have acted in collusion, thething has been prepared for a long time; and, before commencingto fish, they must have troubled the water so well, that justicewill be unable to see anything in it.""And you see no one who could help us?""Favoral -"To Maxence's great surprise, M. de Tregars shrugged his shoulders.
"That one is gone," he said; "and, were he at hand, it is quiteevident that if he was in collusion with M. de Thaller, he wouldnot speak.""Of course.""That being the case, what can we do?""Wait."M. de Tregars made a gesture of discouragement.
"I might as well give up the fight, then," he said, "and try tocompromise.""Why so? We don't know what may happen. Keep quiet, be patient;I am here, and I am looking out for squalls."He got up and prepared to leave.
"You have more experience than I have," said M. de Tregars; "and,since that's your opinion:
M. d'Escajoul had resumed all his good humor.
"Very well, then, it's understood," he said, pressing M. de Tregars'
hand. "I am watching for both of us; and if I see a chance, I comeat once, and you act."But the outer door had hardly closed, when suddenly the countenanceof Marius de Tregars changed. Shaking the hand which M. d'Escajoulhad just touched, - "Pouah! " he said with a look of thoroughdisgust, - "pouch!"And noticing Maxence's look of utter surprise,"Don't you understand," he said, "that this old rascal has been sentto me by Thaller to feel my intentions, and mislead me by falseinformation? I had scented him, fortunately; and, if either one ofus is dupe of the other, I have every reason to believe that it willnot be me."They had finished their breakfast. M. de Tregars called his servant.
Tips, opportunities to make money：get paid to type"Have you been for a carriage? " he asked.
"It is at the door, sir.
"Well, then, come along."Maxence had the good sense not to over-estimate himself. Perfectlyconvinced that he could accomplish nothing alone, he was firmlyresolved to trust blindly to Marius de Tregars.
Tips, opportunities to make money：win earn moneyHe followed him, therefore; and it was only after the carriage hadstarted, that he ventured to ask,"Where are we going?""Didn't you hear me," replied M. de Tregars, "order the driver totake us to the court-house?""I beg your pardon; but what I wish to know is, what we are goingto do there?""You are going, my dear friend, to ask an audience of the judge whohas your father's case in charge, and deposit into his hands thefifteen thousand francs you have in your pocket.""What! You wish me to -""I think it better to place that money into the hands of justice,which will appreciate the step, than into those of M. de Thaller,who would not breathe a word about it. We are in a position wherenothing should be neglected; and that money may prove an indication."But they had arrived. M. de Tregars guided Maxence through thelabyrinth of corridors of the building, until he came to a longgallery, at the entrance of which an usher was seated reading anewspaper.
"M. Barban d'Avranchel?" inquired M. de Tregars.
"He is in his office." replied the usher.
"Please ask him if he would receive an important deposition in theFavoral case."The usher rose somewhat reluctantly, and, while he was gone,"You will go in alone," said M. de Tregars to Maxence. "I shallnot appear; and it is important that my name should not even bepronounced. But, above all, try and remember even the mostinsignificant words of the judge; for, upon what he tells you, Ishall regulate my conduct."The usher returned.
"M. d'Avranchel will receive you," he said. And, leading Maxenceto the extremity of the gallery, he opened a small door, andpushed him in, saying at the same time,That is it, sir: walk in."It was a small room, with a low ceiling, and poorly furnished. Thefaded curtains and threadbare carpet showed plainly that more thanone judge had occupied it, and that legions of accused criminalshad passed through it. In front of a table, two men - one old, thejudge; the other young, the clerk - were signing and classifyingpapers. These papers related to the Favoral case, and were allindorsed in large letters: Mutual Credit Company.