"Well, I hear he pays fifty dollars a month."
"Why, he never got more than forty before!" said Mrs. Lee. "That is, I don't believe he ever did."
"I know he didn't," said Mrs. Morris, positively.
"Well, it is a handsome place," said Mrs. Lee.
"Yes, it is, but these new people aren't satisfied. They must have been used to pretty grand things where they came from. They want the stable enlarged, as I said before, and a box-stall. Mr. Carroll owns a famous trotter that he hasn't brought here yet, because he is afraid the stable isn't warm enough. I heard he wanted steam-heat out there, and a room finished for the coachman, and hard-wood floors all over the house. They say he has two five-thousand-dollar rugs."
"The house is let furnished, I thought," said Mrs. Van Dorn.
"Yes, it is, and the furniture is still there. The Carrolls don't want to bring on many of their own things till they are sure the house is in better order. I heard they talk of buying it."
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