1 The transaction had justified itself by its results: she saw now how absurd it would have been to let any primitive scruple deprive her of this easy means of appeasing her creditors.
2 Her way of glossing over the transaction with Trenor he regarded at once as a tribute to his own acuteness, and a confirmation of his suspicions.
3 The other plan depended for its success on the infliction of an open injury, while this reduced the transaction to a private understanding, of which no third person need have the remotest hint.
4 This glimpse of his inner mind seemed to present the whole transaction in a new aspect, and she saw that the essential baseness of the act lay in its freedom from risk.
5 But the thought of being personally connected with the transaction was less agreeable; and her momentary flashes of amusement were followed by increasing periods of doubt.
6 She had a passionate desire that some one should know the truth about this transaction, and also that the rumour of her intention to repay the money should reach Judy Trenor's ears.
7 I was so terrified and horror-stricken at the sight, that I hid myself in a closet, and dared not venture out till long after the bloody transaction was over.
8 At any rate, this whole fiendish transaction was soon hushed up.
9 It caused me more pain than any thing else in the whole transaction.
10 But before narrating any of the peculiar circumstances, I deem it proper to make known my intention not to state all the facts connected with the transaction.
11 Tom had watched the whole transaction from first to last, and had a perfect understanding of its results.
12 A man of the name of Simmons, I think, was the principal in the transaction.
13 I will not attempt to console you; but will simply relate the circumstances of the transaction.
14 We are in our private and personal capacities, and we have been engaged in a confidential transaction before to-day.
15 I went on with my explanation, and told her how I had hoped to complete the transaction out of my means, but how in this I was disappointed.