“That?” said Montague. “That is Miss Hegan—Jim Hegan's daughter.”
“Oh!” said Lucy. “I remember—Betty Wyman told me about her.”
“Nothing very good, I imagine,” said Montague, with a smile.
“It was interesting,” said Lucy. “Fancy having a father with a hundred millions, and talking about going in for settlement work!”
“Well,” he answered, “I told you one could get tired of the splurge.”
Lucy looked at him quizzically. “I should think that kind of a girl would rather appeal to you,” she said.
“I would like to know her very much,” said he, “but she didn't seem to like me.”
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“Oh, you mean about Mrs. Winnie!” exclaimed Lucy.
“Yes,” said he, “that's it.”
“I wish you would tell me about it,” said she.
“There is nothing much to tell. Mrs. Winnie proceeded to take me up and make a social success of me, and I was fool enough to come when she invited me. Then the first thing I knew, all the gossips were wagging their tongues.”
“That didn't do you any harm, did it?” asked Lucy.
“Not particularly,” said he, shrugging his shoulders. “Only here is a woman whom I would have liked to know, and I don't know her. That's all.”
Lucy gave him a sly glance. “You need a sister,” she said, smiling. “Somebody to fight for you!”
According to Jim Hegan's prediction, it was not long before Montague received an offer. It came from a firm of lawyers of whom he had never heard. “We understand,” ran the letter, “that you have a block of five thousand shares of the stock of the Northern Mississippi Railroad. We have a client on whose behalf we are authorised to offer you fifty thousand dollars cash for these shares. Will you kindly consult with your client, and advise us at your earliest convenience?”
He called up Lucy on the 'phone and told her that the offer had come.
“How much?” she asked eagerly.