The hack driver successfully trapped the narrator in his web of words. Comment.
The narrator comes to the town searching for Lutkins and comes across a hack driver, who introduces himself as Bill and convinces the lawyer that he knows where Lutkins is.
The hack driver was a conversationalist and was cheerful and friendly. The narrator, on being befriended by him, trusts him on whatever he says and does.
When he realizes that the narrator has not met, convinces the lawyer that he knows where Lutkins is.
He asks the narrator to stay behind while he enquired about Lutkins.
He befools the narrator in the disguise of helping him and mints money off of his gullibility.