"Sixty thousand! And out of that you pay me ten per cent., if I get it through for you. Take it or leave it."
"My dear Sylvanus, that's almost-cynical."
"Too good a price--you'll never get it without me."
"But a--but a commission! You could never disclose it!"
"Arrange that all right. Think it over. Freights'll go lower yet. Have some port."
"No, no! Thank you. No! So you think freights will go lower?"
"Well, I'll be going. I'm sure I don't know. It's--it's--I must think."
"Yes, yes. Good-bye. I can't imagine how you still go on smoking those things and drinking port.