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True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 13 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 13

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 13
CHAPTER XIIIScarcely had Edward Claire left the store of Jasper, ere the latter went out hurriedly, and took his way to the office of Grind, the lawyer, to whom he said, as he entered-- "It's just as I feared. The miserable wretch proved as intractable as iron." Jasper was not only strongly excited, but showed, in his voice and manner, that he had suffered no ordinary disappointment. "Couldn't you buy him over?" There was a mixture of surprise and incredulity in the lawyer's tones. "No," was the emphatic response. "That's strange! He's poor?" "He gets five hundred a year, and has... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 1942

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 12 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 12

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 12
CHAPTER XIIThe minds of Claire and his wife were yet in a state of suspense, when, some weeks after the first interview, the former received a politely worded note from Jasper, requesting him to call at his store. He went, accordingly, and Jasper received him with marked suavity and kindness of manner, and, after making a few inquiries about his family, said-- "Edward: I believe I must confess to having been a little over-excited at our last interview. The fact is, I had forgotten all about that contract; and when you brought it to my mind so abruptly, I was thrown... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 677

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 11 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 11

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 11
CHAPTER XIWhen Edward Claire and his wife drew together on the evening of that day, after the children were in bed, both were calmer than at their previous interview on a subject that necessarily brought with it strong excitement of feeling. Both had thought much and felt much, and were now prepared to look calmly at the new relation affairs had so suddenly assumed. At dinner-time, Edward had related the substance of his interview with Jasper. "What can he do?" asked Edith, referring now to the muttered threat of that individual. "I don't know that he can do any thing more... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2298

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 10 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 10

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 10
CHAPTER XThe increase of Claire's family had caused him, some time before, to remove from the two comfortable rooms in which were passed the first pleasant years of his married life. He now occupied a small house in a retired street, the rent of which, though moderate, drew pretty heavily on his income. But he had managed, through the prudent co-operation of his wife, not only to keep even with the world, but to lay by a small sum of money. Few homes, in the large city wherein dwelt this obscure family, were so full of all the elements of happiness.... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2043

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 9 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 9

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 9
CHAPTER IXAs no event of particularly marked interest occurred with those whose histories we are writing, during the next few years, we will pass over that time without a record. Some changes of more or less importance have taken place, in the natural progress of things; but these will become apparent as we pursue the narrative. A dull, damp November day was losing itself in the sombre twilight, when Edward Claire left the store of Mr. Melleville, and took his way homeward. An errand for his wife led him past his old place of business. As he moved along the street,... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 1463

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 8 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 8

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 8
CHAPTER VIII"I don't just understand this," said Jasper to himself, after the interview with his clerk described in another chapter. "I thought him perfectly satisfied. He didn't say he was offered a higher salary. Ah! guess I've got it now. It's only a bit of a ruse on his part to get me to increase his wages. I didn't think of this before. Well, it has succeeded; and, in truth, he's worth all I've offered him. Shrewd, quick, and sharp; he's a young man just to my mind. Should he grow restless again, I must tempt him with the idea of... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2544

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 7 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 7

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 7
CHAPTER VII"Well, Edward, what does your wife say?" Such was the inquiry of Jasper, immediately on the return of his clerk from dinner. "There will be no difficulty, so far as she is concerned," the young man answered. "None, did you say, Edward?" "None. She is willing to take the child, under the arrangement you propose." "That is, for three hundred dollars a year, to find her in every thing?" "Yes; until she is twelve years of age." "So I understand it. After that, as the expense of her clothing and education will increase, we can make a new arrangement. Very... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 1375

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 3 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 3

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 3
CHAPTER IIILeonard Jasper would have been less than human had he borne such an assault upon his feelings without emotion; less than human had his heart instantly and spontaneously rejected the dying mother's wildly eloquent appeal. He was bewildered, startled, even deeply moved. The moment he could, with propriety and a decent regard for appearances, get away from the house where he had witnessed so painful a scene, he returned to his place of business in a sobered, thoughtful state of mind. He had not anticipated so direct a guardianship of Ruben Elder's child as it was evident would now devolve... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2364

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 2 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 2

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 2
CHAPTER II"Oh, what a dream I have had!" exclaimed Mrs. Claire, starting suddenly from sleep, just as the light began to come in dimly through the windows on the next morning; and, as she spoke, she caught hold of her husband, and clung to him, frightened and trembling. "Oh, such a dream!" she added, as her mind grew clearer, and she felt better assured of the reality that existed. "I thought, love, that we were sitting in our room, as we sit every evening--baby asleep, I sewing, and you, as usual, reading aloud. How happy we were! happier, it seemed, than... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 681

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 1 True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 1

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Chapter 1
CHAPTER I"A fair day's business. A _very fair day's business," said Leonard Jasper, as he closed a small account-book, over which he had been poring, pencil in hand, for some ten minutes. The tone in which he spoke expressed more than ordinary gratification. "To what do the sales amount?" asked a young man, clerk to the dealer, approaching his principal as he spoke. "To just two hundred dollars, Edward. It's the best day we've had for a month." "The best, in more than one sense," remarked the young man, with a meaning expression. "You're right there, too," said Jasper, with animation,... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 3551

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Introduction True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Introduction

True Riches; Or, Wealth Without Wings - Introduction
The original title chosen for this book was "Riches without Wings;" but the author becoming aware, before giving it a permanent form, that a volume bearing a similar title had appeared some years ago, of which a new edition was about to be issued, thought it best to substitute therefor, "True Riches; or, Wealth without Wings," which, in fact, expresses more accurately the character and scope of his story. The lessons herein taught are such as cannot be learned too early, nor dwelt on too long or too often, by those who are engaged in the active and all-absorbing duties of... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 641

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 14 The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 14

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 14
CHAPTER XIVSHOCKED as was Emily Winters at the sight of Andrew, bleeding in the hands of the watchman, and by the subsequent newspaper report of his bad conduct; and estranged from her early regard for him, as she had been, by these and other things that she had heard, the young girl could not entirely banish from her mind the image of the boy who had been to her so gentle and affectionate since the early and innocent days of childhood. In spite of all her efforts to turn her thoughts away from him, they were ever turning toward him; and,... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2846

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 13 The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 13

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 13
CHAPTER XIIIIT is nine years since Mrs. Howland looked her last look on her wayward, wandering boy, and eight years since any tidings came from him to bless her yearning heart. She appears older by almost twenty years, and moves about with a quiet drooping air, as if her heart were releasing itself from its hold on earthly objects, and reaching out its tendrils for a higher and surer support. With the exception of Martha, the youngest, all her children have given her trouble. Scarcely one of the sweet hopes cherished by her heart, when they first lay in helpless innocence... Long Stories - Post by : Dave_Smith - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 969

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 12 The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 12

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 12
CHAPTER XIIFROM the shock of his son's failure, Mr. Howland did not recover. In arranging with his own creditors, he had arranged to do too much, and consequently his reduced business went on under pressure of serious embarrassment. He had sold his house, and two other pieces of property, and was living at a very moderate expense; but all this did not avail, and he saw the steady approaches of total ruin. One day, at a time when this conviction was pressing most heavily upon him, one of the creditors of Edward, who had lost a good deal by the young... Long Stories - Post by : Vertster - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 3249

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 8 The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 8

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 8
CHAPTER VIIIWHEN Mr. Howland threatened his son with exclusion from the house, if he were away at ten o'clock, Andrew's feelings were in a state of reaction against his father, and he said to himself, in a rebellious spirit-- "We'll see if you will." But after growing cooler, he came into a better state of mind; and, in view of consequences such as he knew would be visited on him, decided not to come in contact with his father in this particular--at least not for the present. If turned from his own door at midnight was he to find shelter?... Long Stories - Post by : Vertster - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2528

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 7 The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 7

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 7
CHAPTER VIITHUS the struggle went on, Mr. Howland's power to control his boy growing less and less every year. Naturally, considering the relation of the two families of Mr. Howland and Mr. Winters, and the bad reputation of the son of the former, the intercourse between Andrew and Emily was more and more restricted. Still their friendship for each other remained, to a certain extent, undiminished, and they met as often as favorable circumstances would permit. To Emily, the kind feelings entertained for the wayward boy proved sources of frequent unhappiness. Few opportunities for speaking against him were omitted by her... Long Stories - Post by : Vertster - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 2917

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 6 The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 6

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 6
CHAPTER VITHE thought that came instantly to the mind of Andrew, when his father's resolution to send him to sea was mentioned, was the thought of Emily Winters. For the sake of spending daily a few quickly passing minutes with her, he had subjected himself to reprimand, punishment and disgrace. And his mind instantly reacted against the idea of a separation such as was now threatened. Still he was too proud and stubborn to think for a moment of retracing any of the wrong steps he had made. Nothing but the tender appeal of his mother, whom he did indeed love,... Long Stories - Post by : Vertster - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 1974

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 5 The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 5

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 5
CHAPTER VTHE boy recovered, in due time, from his injuries, but there was no manifest change in his character, nor was there any relaxing of the iron hand of authority with which his father sought to hold him back from evil. It is no matter of wonder that he grew hardened and reckless as he grew older; nor that, to avoid punishment, he sought refuge in lying, secretiveness, and deceit. The other children--there were three beside Andrew--being different in character, were more easily subdued under the imperious will of their father, whom they feared more than they loved. Assuming, in his... Long Stories - Post by : Vertster - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 3466

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 4 The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 4

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 4
CHAPTER IVWRONGED and repelled, Andrew left the presence of his father, sad, hopeless, yet with a sense of indignation in his heart against that father for the wrong he had suffered at his hands. "It's no use for me to try to do right," he (sic) mnrmured to himself. "If I want to be good, they won't let me." As these thoughts passed through his mind, a feeling of recklessness came over him, and he said aloud-- "I don't care what I do!" "Don't you, indeed?" The voice that uttered this sentence caused him to start. It was the voice of... Long Stories - Post by : Vertster - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 1375

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 3 The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 3

The Iron Rule; Or, Tyranny In The Household - Chapter 3
CHAPTER IIIWHILE Mr. Howland yet paced the floor in a perturbed state of mind, after the severe flogging he had given to Andrew, and while he meditated some further and long-continued punishment for the offences which had been committed, a servant handed him a note. It was from Andrew's teacher, and was to this effect-- "From careful inquiry, I am entirely satisfied that your son, when he threw the stone at William Wilkins, was acting in self-defence, and, therefore, is blameless. Wilkins is a quarrelsome, overbearing lad, and was abusing a smaller boy, when your son interfered to protect the latter.... Long Stories - Post by : Vertster - Date : May 2012 - Author : T. S. Arthur - Read : 1192