He could lay his hands upon a couple of thousand pounds, and before the week was out he knew that the Blenheim colt would be at any price in the market that a backer needed.
There would be nothing suspicious in a backer pulling the Sportsman out of his pocket and consulting it at any moment.
If he had been asked, he would probably have said that he was a professional backer of horses, a description which covers a wide field and embraces many methods of getting a living--more or less honestly.
This is Casper Silence, the backer of the Rovers," explained Bearover.
The backer of the Rovers was telling, with a great deal of disdain, how he had nearly induced Barney Mulloy to make a wager, but had been baffled by Merriwell's interference.
But Sir Launcelot would not suffer that, but bare him backer and backer till he came nigh his tower gate.
Then probably he began to borrow from Phelps, who's Manton's backer now, until the banker shut down on him also.
This is his house, you know, and he is the financial backer of Manton Pictures, yet there seems to be an undercurrent of friction between Manton and himself.
I learned afterwards that while both were supposed to be fair and unprejudiced men, Hacking had practically named the starter, and Simmons' backer the referee.
So confident was Simmons' principal backer that he proposed another match, though this was not yet pulled off, agreeing to concede three yards when we ran again.
The play-bill said clearly that he had challenged the world, and Tom suggested that Johnson was probably too good for them to take him on, or perhaps he had not a diligent backer who could wield a vigorous pen.
He said they had reason to believe I was the financial backer for the mine, and that they now wished to deal with me, inasmuch as you might be carried away by youthful enthusiasm to squandering my hard-earned cash.
He saw before him another prospective backer to take the place of the one who had just deserted him.
Even the vagrant who had taken his tankard of porter to the bench where he could drink and eat what fragments of food he had collected, came forward, interested to know what kind of backer got most out of the bookmaker.
Now they are going to marry Antoinette to a very respectable wealthy young Vicomte that will be another backer for Elsie.