by a man he had trusted turning bankrupt

Irelia20150604

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The quotation comes from Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre (Chap. 29) | Genius

Quotation: " Mr. St. John, when he grew up, would go to college and be a parson; and the girls, as soon as they left school, would seek places as governesses: for they had told her their father had some years ago lost a great deal of money by a man he had trusted turning bankrupt; and as he was now not rich enough to give them (the children) fortunes, they must provide for themselves. "
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Hi everyone! I don't quite understand the bold sentence. I try to guess it as below. Is it correct?

to trust => 1 a : to commit or place in one's care or keeping : ENTRUST
the sentence => their father committed his money in a man's care, but that man turned bankrupt. So he lost a great deal of money.
 
  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    Yes, but to remove any ambiguity: "their father committed his money in a man's care, but that man turned bankrupt. So their father lost a great deal of money."
     
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