Chapter 27 Summary

I Come to Mr. Rankeillor

Stewart spends the next day in hiding while David searches for Mr. Rankeillor. Now that he is nearly at his long-hoped-for destination, David begins to wonder how he will ever prove to a stranger his identity or his right of inheritance—especially in his condition. Now David wonders if he will even get to present his case to the lawyer at all, let alone convince the man of his claim.

Too ashamed to ask for directions, David walks aimlessly until he happens to stop in front of a lovely house, the kind he wishes he had. The door opens and a “shrewd, ruddy, kindly, consequential man” in powdered wig and glasses emerges from the front door. The man walks directly...

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