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A request for Snodgrass

'Snodgrass,' said Mr Winkle, when they had turned off the public street. 'Snodgrass, my dear fellow, can I trust you to keep a secret?' As Mr Winkle spoke, he was really hoping with all his heart that Snodgrass could not.

'You can trust me,' replied Mr Snodgrass. 'Hear me promise - '