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Tears gushing net

scheme and scope of his own recently adopted ideas, he

time:2023-12-05 15:54:08source:zop

"Mr. Little, I am told you pay your addresses to Miss Carden. Is that so?"

scheme and scope of his own recently adopted ideas, he

"You have never given me any intimation."

scheme and scope of his own recently adopted ideas, he

Little colored still more. He replied, with some hesitation, "Why, sir, you see I was brought up amongst workmen, and they court the girl first, and make sure of her, before they trouble the parents; and, besides, it was not ripe for your eye yet."

scheme and scope of his own recently adopted ideas, he

"Because I'm no match for Miss Carden. But I hope to be, some day."

"And she is to wait for you till then?"

"Well, Mr. Little, this is a delicate matter; but you are a straightforward man, I see, and it is the best way. Now I must do my duty as a parent, and I am afraid I shall not be able to do that without mortifying you a little; but believe me, it is not from any dislike or disrespect to you, but only because it IS my duty."

"I am much obliged to you, sir; and I'll bear more from you than I would from any other man. You are her father, and I hope you'll be mine one day."

"Well, then, Mr. Little, I always thought my daughter would marry a gentleman in this neighborhood, who has paid her great attention for years, and is a very suitable match for her. You are the cause of that match being broken off, and I am disappointed. But although I am disappointed, I will not be harsh nor unreasonable to you. All I say is this: my daughter shall never marry any man, nor engage herself to any man, who cannot make a proper settlement on her. Can YOU make a proper settlement on her?"

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