"If I had not feared it might deprive me of this interview, I should have sent in my business card at once," he said. "Permit me." Maitland accepted the card and elevated his brows. "Oh!" he said, putting it down, his manner becoming perceptibly less cordial. "I say, O'Hagan." "Yessor?" "I shall be busy for Will half an hour satisfy you, Mr. Snaith?" "You are most kind," the stranger bowed.