Symmonds, or they me," said he. "How came they to pay?"
"I think Major Raynor—I was sorry to see his death in the Times so soon afterwards—gave them the necessary orders."
Charles shook his head; it was not at all likely, as he knew. He lost himself in a maze of thought.
"The evening I saw you, I was running into the station to catch a train, having lingered rather too long at the inn over some late refreshment," explained Mr. Huddles, perceiving that Charles was altogether puzzled, "when a gentleman accosted me, asking if my errand in the place had not been connected with Major Raynor's son. I replied that it had. This gentleman then said that if I would furnish the particulars of the debt to Messrs. Symmonds and Son, solicitors, of London, they would no doubt see that I was paid; and he handed me their address. I sent the particulars up the next day, and