Later in the evening, however, Raffles overtook him in the street, and appearing either to have forgotten the roughness of his former reception or to intend avenging it by a forgiving familiarity, greeted him jovially and walked by his side, remarking at first on the pleasantness of the town and neighborhood.
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He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
You are the representative of justice here, and it is for justice to avenge those she has been unable to protect.