“245 As Tom trudged home his mind was full of dreary thoughts and wild plans; but at last he said to himself, wearily— «There is but the one way out. I must follow her plan. But with a variation—I will not ask for the money and ruin myself; I will rob the old skinflint.»
246 CHAPTER XIX. The Prophecy Realized. Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.—Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar.
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse-races.—Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar.
Dawson's Landing was comfortably finishing its season of dull repose and waiting patiently for the duel.”