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CHAPTER EIGHT

`A little Jew pedlar before the war from God knows where. When the armistice is signed, he's a millionaire. That's enough for me.'
`I feel argumentative this evening,' said Reginald. `I know of a man who was just a little Knight before the war, and as soon as the armistice is signed, he's a belted Earl... Name of Haig.'
Hildersham gave a short formal laugh, and said that, speaking seriously, he didn't think Tyler was a desirable neighbour.
`What have you got against him, besides his religion?'
`He made money out of the war. That's enough for me. Technically he may not have made it dishonestly, but he made it. That's enough for anybody. You or I would be ashamed, if we had come out of the war richer than we went in.'
`Sorry to keep dragging in Haig, but didn't he - er - wasn't there some sort of - er -?'
`My dear Wellard, if you think that money voted by Act of Parliament for services to the country -'
`I don't. But, so far, all that you've said about Tyler applies equally to Haig, and a thousand other friends of yours. If soldiers think that war is exclusively a military business, let them run it as a military business, and not come to civilians for help. But if they must call in civilians, then civilians have as much right to profit by it as soldiers have.'
`Only if they are willing to lose by it. Every soldier risks his life.'
`Not every one. If you don't mind my saying so, I think you risked yours much more than Haig did, and made much less out of it.'
`You don't think my services to the country were greater than Haig's?' said a sarcastic Hildersham.

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