Chapters 26-29 Summary

Mr. George and his servant, Phil, discuss their pasts. Phil had dreamt of living in the country, and Mr. George informs him that he was born there. Phil asks Mr. George if his mother is living; Mr. George replies that she is not and quickly changes the subject. Grandfather Smallweed arrives to remind Mr. George that he owes him money. The conversation turns to Captain Hawdon, whom Smallweed believes is not dead. He tells Mr. George that some lawyer has been asking for samples of Hawdon’s handwriting. Smallweed says that he possesses only Hawdon’s signature and asks Mr. George if he has more samples. Mr. George replies that, if he had, he would not give it to Smallweed. At Smallweed’s suggestion, Mr. George thinks about going...

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