And while they were eating and drinking, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon them.
the one is dead property, and brings no interest; the other is constantly accumulating."
"Is there no such thing as being RICH ENOUGH?" said Howard. "Are we to be always striving to acquire, and never sitting quietly down to enjoy?"
"No one can look forward to that time more earnestly than I do," said Mr. Draper. "Every wise man will fix upon a certain sum, that his reason and experience tell him will be sufficient for his expenditures; and then he ought to retire from business, and hazard no more.--Now, Howard, as I must hurry through dinner, we may as well improve our time. I promised to aid you in the disposition of your surplus money. As you have a dread of adventure, and do not like to run any risk, I will take it myself, and give you compound interest."
Howard expressed his thanks. "You owe me none; it will be a matter of convenience to me to have the use of this additional money. I only feel some compunction in deriving that profit from it which you might yourself reap. However, a
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