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Title The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Page 274
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Text When they were alone, Rushton closed the door and remarked: `It's always as well not to let these fellows know more than is necessary.'

Sweater agreed.

`Now this 'ere drain work is really two separate jobs,' said Rushton. `First, the drains of the house: that is, the part of the work that' actually on your ground. When that's done, there will 'ave to be a pipe carried right along under this private road to the main road to connect the drains of the house with the town main. You follow me?'

`Perfectly. What's it going to cost for the lot?'

`For the drains of the house, 25.0.0. and for the connecting pipe 30.0.0. 55.0.0. for the lot.'

`Um! That the lower you can do it for, eh?'

`That's the lowest. I've figured it out most carefully, the time and materials, and that's practically all I'm charging you.'

The truth of the matter was that Rushton had had
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