|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
|Chapter||Who is to Pay?|
Sweater reached the hall almost at the same moment that Rushton entered by the front door. They greeted each other in a friendly way and after a few remarks concerning the work that was being done, they went into the drawing-room where Owen and Easton were and Rushton said:
`What about this room? Have you made up your mind what you're going to have done to it?'
`Yes,' replied Sweater; `but I'll tell you about that afterwards. What I'm anxious about is the drains. Have you brought the plans?'
`What's it going to cost?'
' just wait a minute' said Rushton, with a slight gesture calling Sweater's attention to the presence of the two workmen Sweater understood.
'You might leave that for a few minutes, will you? 'Rushton continued, addressing Owen and Easton, go and get on with something else for a little while,'