If now we err on the side of over-suspicion, it is the German's little weakness for patriotic disingenuousness that is most to blame.... But anyhow I do not think there is much good in a kind of witch-smelling among Italian enterprises to find the hidden German. Certain things are necessary for Italian prosperity and Italy must get them. The Italians want intelligent and helpful capital.
"This comes again from over-suspicion!" ejaculated Pao; "for I'm not at all disposed that way." "Well," resumed Lin Tai-yue, "why did you yesterday appeal to me when that hussey Pao-ch'ai would not help you by telling a story? Had it been I, who had been guilty of any such thing, I don't know what you wouldn't have done again."