artners found a sailor’s chest which had been left by a former boarder, who had left the house in 杭州水疗桑拿 arrears. Grant bought it of Mr. Crambo for a couple of dollars, and Paul seemed 杭州御龙道spa glad to get rid of it at that price. There was a good lock upon it, and into this chest their daily findings were put, till at the end of a fortnight, they had, 238according to Tom Cooper’s estimate, about one thousand dollars.
Of their good luck neither Mr. nor Mrs. Crambo had the slightest idea.
“How are you making out at the mines, Mr. Cooper?” asked 杭州养生足疗馆 Mrs. Crambo one evening.
“So, so!” answered Tom indifferently.
“You’ll never make your fortune at that there mine,” said Paul.
“Oh, well, we are not ambitious,” rejoined Grant. “If we make enough to pay our board and a little more, we shall not complain.”
“I hope you’ll do that,” said Mrs. Crambo. “I have got used to having you here, and should be sorry to have you go. If you should find yourself 杭州保健服务 short at any time, just put off paying your board. I am not afraid to trust you.”
“You are very kind,” said Tom warmly; “but we had a little money with us when we came, and we are doing enough to make it pretty certain that we can pay our board.”
“You wouldn’t if you didn’t work harder than my husband.”
239“My dear,” interposed Mr. Crambo, shrugging his shoulders, “I work as hard as
I can. I wasn’t made for hard work.”
“I don’t believe 杭州水磨会所 you were,” said his wife. “You never have made a success yet.”
“Except in marrying you,” responded Paul.
Mrs. Crambo smiled.
“It may have been good luck for you,” she replied, “but I am afraid that in becoming Mrs. Crambo I made a serious mistake.”
“I suppose you regret not marrying Silverthorn,” said Paul.
“Silverthorn!” exclaimed Grant and Tom Cooper in unison.
“Yes; his name was 杭州洗浴按摩服务 Dionysius Silverthorn, and he looked like a preacher. Do you know him?”
“We have met him.”
“He taught a dancing school in Wisconsin—that’s where my wife and I came from—and was rather sweet on her. I think she gave him some encouragement.”
“You know I never did, Paul.”
240“I sometimes think you hanker after him yet, Rebecca.”
“Well, between you and him I am not sure that there is much choice,” retorted Mrs. Crambo.
“I can assure you there is,” 杭州品茶会所余杭 said Grant. “Silverthorn is the worst fraud I ever came across.”
“I say the same,” chimed in Tom.
“What do you know of him? My wife will be interested to hear,” said Mr. Crambo.
Upon this the two partners gave an account of their personal experience with Silverthorn, and what they had learned of him through Nahum Stockton.
“Paul,” said Mrs. Crambo, “that 杭州龙凤论坛 settles it. You needn’t be 全国高端品茶外围 jealous of Mr. Silverthorn. I wouldn’t marry him if I were left a widow to-morrow. For the first time I begin to see that I might have done worse. By the way,” resumed Mrs. Crambo, “I have had an application for board from another party.”
241“Humph! I can’t say as t