Now, as we may fairly suppose, he would not allow much time to pass before he spoke to the lady, and as he does not appear to have spoken yesterday, it is not unlikely that he should be at Mrs. Goddard’s to-day; and she may be detained by a visitor, without thinking him at all a tiresome wretch."
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Pity the poor wretch.
If you pay the blackmail, you will remain at the mercy of the unscrupulous wretch.