You have no right to the name of Hobson. You are not an Englishman. You may reside in London, but it is only temporarily." "Who am I then?" asked Ledantec with a sneer. "In Paris, at your last visit, you passed as Hippolyte Ledantec, but your real name is Serge Michaelovitch Vasilenikoff. You are a Russian by birth, by profession a gambler, a blackleg, a cheat."