At that point of his career Yeovil's knowledge of him stopped short; the journey to Siberia had taken him beyond the range of Herlton's domestic vicissitudes. The young man greeted him in a decidedly friendly manner. "I didn't know you were a member here," he exclaimed. "It's the first time I've ever been in the club," said Yeovil, "and I fancy it will be the last.
He had turned to go, after a very cursory inspection of the premises and their human occupants, when he was hailed by a young man, dressed with strenuous neatness, whom he remembered having met in past days at the houses of one or two common friends. Hubert Herlton's parents had brought him into the world, and some twenty- one years later had put him into a motor business.