He knew he was honest himself, and did not once suspect that the agreeable young man was playing the confidence game upon him.
His was the first playing on a colossal scale of the now worn-out "get rich quick" confidence game.
That was the only time I ever played the confidence game in my life, and my conscience has approved of it ever since.
Indeed, it is not easy to throw the religious con (confidence game) into a convict.
After a long trial he was found guilty of obtaining money under the confidence game.