"The Jew"
Check what the following mean to help understand this chapter:
ingenious - clever: showing inventiveness and skill
impudence - The quality of being offensively bold. 2. Offensively bold b.ehavior.
Reuben Goldstein - a male Jewish name that means (Old Testment) a son of Jacob and forefather of one of the tribes of Israel. Goldstein is a comon Jewish surname
gaberdine - A long, coarse cloak or frock worn especially by Jews during the Middle Ages. Also called gabardine.
morbleu - interj. (mor-bleu) Sorte de jurement en usage même parmi les gens de bon ton. Ci-gît, oui gît par la
"...that son of Belial..."
1. A personification of wickedness and ungodliness alluded to in the Bible.
2. One of the fallen angels who rebelled against God in Milton's Paradise Lost.

"...descendent of Beelzebub..." Satan: (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

peremptorily - peremptorily
conciliate -
pacify: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
interlocutor's -1. a person who takes part in a conversation or dialogue. 2. the man in the middle of the line of performers in a minstrel troupe, who acts as the announcer and banters with the end men. 3. a person who questions; interrogator.
deign - condescend: do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
two leagues - this distance is about 6 miles. In English units over the past couple of centuries or so, the league was most often considered to be 3 miles, or about 4.8 to 5.6 km, depending on the mile being used – most commonly either the nautical mile (1852 m) or the statute mile (now 1609.344 m, but varying slightly through history). However, English language usage also includes use of this word for any of the various leagues mentioned below (e.g., in discussing the Treaty of Tordesillas).
stalwart -hardy: having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son ...
malignant - dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
hors de combat
Miquelon -
stereotype
- see the paragraphs "About five minutes later,...which has remained the characteristic of the Jew Trader in continental Europe to this day." "The Jew, with characteristic patience,..." "... the Jew , who spoke the language with that peculiar lisp which denotes Eastern origin,..."