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PART I - CHAPTER IV
THE FATHER


get to the bottom of him ; they always hate a thing they can't fathom. He was close, there 's no mistake -save when he was asleep sometimes.' The doctor looked at his glass, and sighed.
However-we shall miss him-shan't we, Mrs. May?' he bawled suddenly, startling us, making us glance at the bed.
He lit his pipe and puffed voluminously in order to obscure the attraction of his glass. Meanwhile we examined the papers. There were very few letters-one or two addressed to Paris. There were many bills, and receipts, and notes-business, all business.
There was hardly a trace of sentiment among all the litter. My mother sorted out such papers as she considered valuable; the others, letters and missives which she glanced at cursorily and put aside, she took into the kitchen and burned. She seemed afraid to find out too much.
The doctor continued to colour his tobacco smoke with a few pensive words.
`Ay,' he said, `there are two ways. You can burn your lamp with a big -draught, and it 'll flare away, till the oil 's gone, then it 'll stink and smoke itself out. Or you can keep it trim on the kitchen table, dirty your fingers occasionally trimming it up, and it 'll last a long time, and sink out mildly.' Here he turned to his glass, and finding it empty, was awakened to reality.
`Anything I can do, madam?' he asked.
`No, thank you.'
`Ay, I don't suppose there 's much to settle. Nor many tears to shed-when a fellow spends his years an' his prime on the Lord knows who, you can't expect those that remember him young to feel his loss too keenly. He'd had his fling in his day, though, ma'am. Ay-must ha' had some rich times. No lasting satisfaction in it, though -always wanting, craving. There 's nothing like marrying ---you've got your dish before you then, and you 've got to eat it.' He lapsed again into reflection, from which he did not rouse till we had locked up the desk, burned the useless papers, put the others into my pockets and the black bag, and were standing ready to depart. Then the doctor looked up suddenly and said:

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