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It was a bronze coin, and the colour, combined with the exact curve of the Roman nose and something in the very lift of the long, wiry neck, made the head of Caesar on it the almost precise portrait of Philip Hawker. Then I suddenly remembered Giles telling Philip of a coin that was like him, and Philip wishing he had it.
The Australian chap did know that Hawker wanted the coin.
"this Hawker hears his love insulted, but doesn't strike till he's got to the soft sand-hills, where he can be victor in a mere sham-fight.
"Miss Carstairs," said Hawker without ceremony, "wouldn't go in till you came."
Taking a latchkey from the girl and the coin from Hawker, Flambeau let himself and his friend into the empty house and passed into the outer parlour.
Hawker, the old squire, had been a loose, unsatisfactory sort of person, had been on bad terms with his first wife (who died, as some said, of neglect), and had then married a flashy South American Jewess with a fortune.
Then he lit a cigarette and smoked it in ruminant manner; eventually he took out a notebook and wrote down various phrases, numbering and renumbering them till they stood in the following order: "(1) Squire Hawker disliked his first wife.
I don't quite know how we stand with the law about that old Hawker story, but my chief object is to prevent England being entirely ruled by people like you.
But it was Squire Hawker who sat where you sit and it was you who stood where I stand." He paused a moment and then added, with simplicity, "I suppose I am a blackmailer, too."
"Are you only a servant, perhaps, that rather sinister old servant who was butler to Hawker and Verner?
Squire Hawker played both the bigamist and the bandit.
Traders in Murang'a County have accused Governor Mwangi Wa Iria's administration of failing to regulate the mushrooming of the hawkers and vendors in Murang'a and Mukuyu towns, saying that they are a threat to their businesses.The traders said that despite paying huge levies to the county government, the hawkers, who pay peanuts to the county government, have given them unfair and unhealthy competition by establishing similar businesses outside their business premises.