Hazard of New Fortunes, a — Complete eBook

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“Well, Ah’ve no doabt,” said his daughter, demurely, “that you’ll have the chance some day; and we would all lahke to join you.  But at the same tahme, Ah think Mr. Fulkerson is well oat of it fo’ the present.”


    Anticipative reprisal
    Buttoned about him as if it concealed a bad conscience
    Got their laugh out of too many things in life
    Had learned not to censure the irretrievable
    Had no opinions that he was not ready to hold in abeyance
    Ignorant of her ignorance
    It don’t do any good to look at its drawbacks all the time
    Justice must be paid for at every step in fees and costs
    Life has taught him to truckle and trick
    Man’s willingness to abide in the present
    No longer the gross appetite for novelty
    No right to burden our friends with our decisions
    Travel, with all its annoyances and fatigues
    Typical anything else, is pretty difficult to find


By William Dean Howells



Superficially, the affairs of ‘Every Other Week’ settled into their wonted form again, and for Fulkerson they seemed thoroughly reinstated.  But March had a feeling of impermanency from what had happened, mixed with a fantastic sense of shame toward Lindau.  He did not sympathize with Lindau’s opinions; he thought his remedy for existing evils as wildly impracticable as Colonel Woodburn’s.  But while he thought this, and while he could justly blame Fulkerson for Lindau’s presence at Dryfoos’s dinner, which his zeal had brought about in spite of March’s protests, still he could not rid himself of the reproach of uncandor with Lindau.  He ought to have told him frankly about the ownership of the magazine, and what manner of man the man was whose money he was taking.  But he said that he never could have imagined that he was serious in his preposterous attitude in regard to a class of men who embody half the prosperity of the country; and he had moments of revolt against his own humiliation before Lindau, in which he found it monstrous that he should return Dryfoos’s money as if it had been the spoil of a robber.  His wife agreed with him in these moments, and said it was a great relief not to have that tiresome old German coming about.  They had to account for his absence evasively to the children, whom they could not very well tell that their father was living on money that Lindau disdained to take, even though Lindau was wrong and their father was right.  This heightened Mrs. March’s resentment toward both Lindau and Dryfoos, who between them had placed her husband in a false position.  If anything, she resented Dryfoos’s conduct more than Lindau’s.  He had never spoken to March about the affair since Lindau had

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