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Quang Hai

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I am reading a W. Trevor story (widows).

Leary came to ask for a payment. he brought the Receipt Book as an evidence that he has not received the payment yet. In the below paragraph, I could not understand the last sentence. Please help me to understand it. Thanks.

'Alicia placed the receipt book beside the much slimmer building-society book on the pale surface of the table. Leary’s attention remained with the former, his scrutiny an emphasis of the facts it contained. The evidence offered otherwise was not for him to comment upon: so the steadiness of his gaze insisted.'
 

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I guess the underlined sentence means: since he did show the evidence, he does not say anything, just gaze it steadily. Is that correct, anyone please! thanks in advance.
 
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