In Henry had fallen into the trap. He understood it all now, but had not
been ready enough to do so when the choice had been within his power. He
had now bound himself to prosecute, and certainly would be dragged into
Carmarthen, unless he first made known the truth as to the will. If he
did that, then he thought that they would surely spare him the trial.
Were he to say to them, "There; I have at last myself found the will.
Here, behold it! Take the will and take Llanfeare, and let me escape
from my misery," then surely they would not force him to appear in
reference to a matter which would have been already decided in their own
favour. He had lost that opportunity of giving up the will through Mr
Griffith, but he was still resolved that some other mode must be
discovered before the month should have run by. Every day was of moment,
and yet the days passed on and nothing was done. His last idea was to
send the will to Mr Apjohn with a letter, in which he would simply
declare that he had just found it amongst the sermons, and that he was
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