Even the consideration that with such an expenditure he could not go on living for a year without debt, that even had no force.
Only one thing was essential: to have money in the bank, without inquiring where it came from, so as to know that one had the wherewithal to buy meat for tomorrow.
And this condition had hitherto been fulfilled; he had always had the money in the bank.
But now the money in the bank had gone, and he could not quite tell where to get the next installment.

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