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George Gissing (1857–1903), British novelist and critic. His novels include "The Nether World" (1889), "New Grub Street" (1891), and "The Odd Women" (1893).

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What does “ought to make a good thing out of this” mean in “New Grub Street”?

I would like to know what "ought to make a good thing out of this" means in the following passage: His utterance of the name ‘Mr Fadge’ sufficiently intimated that he had some cause of personal ...