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Three questions

Posted by Natty on July 04, 2004

1. What is the meaning of "had cleared their memory" in the following excerpt:

Christina was an orphan whose parents had died in debt. Nicholas, to Christina's everlasting gratitude, had cleared their memory...

"had cleared their memory"=?

2. Someone says that young men will sell even their soul for gold, and he emphasizes that by adding: "Young, to whom the world promises all things for gold."

What is the meaning of his addition?
Please say that in another words.

3. What is the meaning of the phrase:

"His creditors have agreed to look to me."

Thank you!