Chapter 33

           Martinwassteadilylosinghisbattle. Economizeashewould,theearningsfromhack-workdidnotbalanceexpenses. ThanksgivingfoundhimwithhisblacksuitinpawnandunabletoaccepttheMorses’invitationtodinner. Ruthwasnotmadehappybyhisreasonfornotcoming,andthecorrespondingeffectonhimwasoneofdesperation. Hetoldherthathewouldcome,afterall; thathewouldgoovertoSanFrancisco,totheTranscontinentaloffice,collectthefivedollarsduehim,andwithitredeemhissuitofclothes. 

           InthemorningheborrowedtencentsfromMaria. Hewouldhaveborrowedit,bypreference,fromBrissenden,butthaterraticindividualhaddisappeared. TwoweekshadpassedsinceMartinhadseenhim,andhevainlycudgelledhisbrainsforsomecauseofoffence. ThetencentscarriedMartinacrosstheferrytoSanFrancisco,andashewalkedupMarketStreethespeculateduponhispredicamentincasehefailedtocollectthemoney. TherewouldthenbenowayforhimtoreturntoOakland,andheknewnooneinSanFranciscofromwhomtoborrowanothertencents. 

           ThedoortotheTranscontinentalofficewasajar,andMartin,intheactofopeningit,wasbroughttoasuddenpausebyaloudvoicefromwithin,whichexclaimed:-"Butthatisnotthequestion,Mr.Ford." (Ford,Martinknew,fromhiscorrespondence,tobetheeditor’sname.) "Thequestionis,areyoupreparedtopay? cash,andcashdown,Imean? IamnotinterestedintheprospectsoftheTranscontinentalandwhatyouexpecttomakeitnextyear. 

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