"I should think it would!" cried Miss Hastings. "If my father had known----" She caught her breath. "But he MUST have known! He was on the train that day."
"You don't understand business, Jen. Your father wouldn't interfere with the management of the corporation ."
"He makes money out of it--doesn't he?"
"So do we all get money out of corporations that are compelled to do all sorts of queer things. But we can't abolish the system--we've got to reform it. That's why I'm in politics--and want you----"
"Something must be done about that," interrupted Jane. "I shall talk to father----"
"For heaven's sake, Jen," cried David in alarm, "don't tell your father I'VE been stirring you up. He's one of the powers in politics in this State, and----"
"I'll not give you away, Davy," said Miss Hastings a lit