Meanwhile the miser crept out of the bush half-naked and in a piteous plight, and began to ponder how he should take his revenge, and serve his late companion some trick.
The miser began to tell his tale, and said he had been robbed of his money.
Then the miser said, 'Bind me fast, bind me fast, for pity's sake.
Then he called to the miser, and said, 'Tell us now, you vagabond, where you got that gold, or I shall play on for your amusement only,'
I stole it,' said the miser in the presence of all the people; 'I acknowledge that I stole it, and that you earned it fairly.
Can we any longer doubt, then, that the miser
and money-maker answers to the oligarchical State?
They were, in fact, misers
whose mania took that turn.
And still, as if they had not found it, they would seek out another book-shop, and Mr Boffin would say, 'Now, look well all round, my dear, for a Life of a Miser, or any book of that sort; any Lives of odd characters who may have been Misers.
When the task was done, Mr Boffin, with his appetite for Misers whetted instead of satiated, began to look out again.
Miserly literature not being abundant, the proportion of failures to successes may have been as a hundred to one; still Mr Boffin, never wearied, remained as avaricious for misers as he had been at the first onset.
His very smile was cunning, as if he had been studying smiles among the portraits of his misers.
Never in all my years did I think that my talents would be leveraged to launch a new shot brand," said Miser