The Monkey's Paw

What does Mr White mean by, "I should hardly think that he'd come tonight" when discussing the visitor?

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Mr. White assumed that the weather and road conditions would keep the Sargeant-Major away.

"I should hardly think that he'd come to-night," said his father, with his hand poised over the board.

"Mate," replied the son.

"That's the worst of living so far out," bawled Mr. White, with sudden and unlooked-for violence; "of all the beastly, slushy, out-of-the-way places to live in, this is the worst. Pathway's a bog, and the road's a torrent. I don't know what people are thinking about. I suppose because only two houses in the road are let, they think it doesn't matter."


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