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    expects his creditor to come up

    - His dark secretary is like his shadow. The gossip among the servants is that their master is terribly afraid of something. 'Sold his soul to the devil in exchange for money,' says Warner, 'and expects his creditor to come up and claim his own.' Where they came from, or who they are, nobody has an idea. They are very violent. Twice Henderson has lashed at folk with his dog-whip, and only his long purse and heavy compensation have kept him out of the courts.
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    My interpretations:

    1. He owns some other person money, and this other person will collect this money from him.

    2. He has lots of money

    Are they right?

    Thank you.

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    Re: expects his creditor to come up

    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel1 View Post
    - His dark secretary is like his shadow. The gossip among the servants is that their master is terribly afraid of something. 'Sold his soul to the devil ...

    1. He owEs some other person money, and this other person will collect this money from him. Ye -e-s, but he's a special sort of person, and he won't just want his money back.

    2. He has lots of money (to judge from the context; the more common term is 'deep pockets'

    Are they right?

    Thank you.
    b

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