The manager was no fool to be led blindly away by such an errantproposition as this, but his situation was peculiar. Wine was inhis veins. It had crept up into his head and given him a warmview of the situation. It also coloured the possibilities of tenthousand for him. He could see great opportunities with that.He could get Carrie. Oh, yes, he could! He could get rid of hiswife. That letter, too, was waiting discussion to-morrowmorning. He would not need to answer that. He went back to thesafe and put his hand on the knob. Then he pulled the door openand took the drawer with the money quite out.