Do and Dareby Horatio Alger
"I am surprised that in your father's long tenure of office he did not save something," said the squire, in a tone which indicated not only
"[...]state his case as briefly as possible. "Father was unable to save anything, and we have no money ahead. If mother can keep the post office, we shall get along nicely, but if she loses it, we shall have a hard time."
"I am surprised that in your father's long tenure of office he did not save something," said the squire, in a tone which indicated not only surprise but reproof.
"There was not much chance to save on a salary of four hundred dollars a year," said Herbert, soberly, "after supporting a family of three."
"Ahem!" said the squire, sagely; "where there's a will there's a way. Improvidence is the great fault of the lower classes."
"We don't belong to the lower classes," said Herbert, flushing with indignation.
Squire Walmsgham was secretly ambitious of representing his district some[...]".
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