Don't you wish we had the money Papa
lost when we were little, Jo?
I dare say we'll be able to get along here in some way, until papa
is rich again.
can buy you," said Eva, quickly; "and if he buys you, you will have good times.
My second daughter, Augusta, went with her mama to visit the school, and on her return she exclaimed: 'Oh, dear papa
, how quiet and plain all the girls at Lowood look, with their hair combed behind their ears, and their long pinafores, and those little holland pockets outside their frocks--they are almost like poor people's children
I have no secrets from papa
-- what business has papa
to have secrets from me
He has mastered papa
's weaknesses, fostered them, and taken advantage of them, until - to say all that I mean in a word, Trotwood, - until papa
is afraid of him.
But in the meantime, sir, no false pride; we must stay with our friends; we must sponge a while on Papa
Van Tromp, who has sponged so often upon us.
She has not been at all well these three months, and now that the damp weather has begun she is very poorly indeed; so that last week papa
decided to have a consultation, and he and mamma went with her up to town and saw some three or four doctors.
And you hear, your papa
says he will give no money.
knows how I treat them, and he never blames me for it: he says it is just what HE used to do when HE was a boy.
I am sure," said she, "that dear mother would like papa
to do whatever would make him most happy.
She was only sixteen, and he was perfectly splendid; and she has plenty of money, and every one talked about it; and when she went anywhere, people looked, you know, and she liked it; but her papa
is an old poke, so he 's sent them all away.