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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Harriett. textit{[Taking the money.] I wish it was more. Walter. It will be, some day. Harriett. The Lord knows! Walter. It's more than it was a year ago. Harriett. textit{[Bent on resisting his cheerfulness.] Things are dearer, too. Walter. We're better off than some people, Harriett. textit{[Picks magazine from mantel.] Harriett. Yes, and worse off than others. textit{[Sits in rocker.] Mrs. Jennison was here today. You know, Seymour's made a lot o' money this year. They've got that new automobile he was always talking about. Walter. I'm glad of that; owning things means a lot to a man like Seymour. Harriett. I suppose owning things don't mean a lot to other people, too! Walter. textit{[Looking at magazine.] To some more than to others. Harriett. textit{[Scornfully.] Yes, I know. textit{You care about character and principles and things like that. Lot o" good it does you! Walter. It does in a way. I suppose, if I ever lose the right to respect myself, nothing would make up to me for it. Harriett. textit{[Dryly.] Then I hope you don't lose it. textit{[Her grim humor evokes a smile in him.] What are you laughing at? Walter. You. You're so practical and matter of fact. Nothing worries you, or, if it does, not for long. I'm different— I fret over trifles. Harriett. As long as you know you do, why don't you stop? textit{[Presently Walter textit{speaks in a serious tone.] Walter. I'm worried about Margaret. Harriett. What's the matter with Margaret? chapter{Section 4Walter. Some things Harry said that you didn't hear—they're partly true. Harriett. What did he say? Walter. He feels that Margaret cares to know only people of wealth. That's what I understand him to mean. Harriett. Why do...
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