Fairfax and His Pride
"Why, the Buckingham is six dollars a day," she said. "I asked the barber when he cut Gardiner's hair."
Fairfax smiled. "I reckon that is a little steep, Bella."
"It's too far away, anyhow, Cousin Antony, it's a mile; twenty blocks is a New York mile. There are the Whitcombs." And the child turned to the less capable woman.
Her mother exclaimed: "Why, of course, of course, there are the Whitcombs! My dear Antony," said his aunt, "if you could only stay with them you would be doing a real charity. They are dear little old maids and self-supporting women. They sell their work in my women's exchange. They have a nice little house."
Bella interrupted. "A dear little red-brick house, Cousin Antony, two stories, on the next block."
She tucked her book under her arm as though it were a little trunk she was tucking away to get ready to journey with him.
"The Whitcombs would be perfectly enchanted, Antony," urged his