which it had been in his possession, which induced the new proprietor to behave in so liberal a manner. This was very gratifying to Mr Campbell, but the legal expenses proved enormous, amounting to many thousand pounds.
Mr Campbell read the sum total, and threw the huge heap of papers down on the table in despair.
"We are still ruined, my dear," said he, mournfully.
"Let us hope not," replied Mrs Campbell. "At all events, we now know the worst of it, and we must look it boldly in the face."
"I have not so much money as will pay this bill by nearly a thousand pounds, my dearest wife."
"It may be so," replied Mrs Campbell; "but still there is the furniture, the horses, and carriages; surely, they are worth much more."
"But we have other bills to pay; you forget them."
"No, I do not; I have been collecting them all, and they do not amount to more than 300 pounds, as near as I can judge; but we have no time to lose, dearest, and we must show courage."