Although they lived in style, they felt always an anxiety in the house. There was never enough money. The mother had a small income, and the father had a small income,but not nearly enough for the social position which they had to keep up. The father went into town to some ofice. But though he had good prospects, these prospects never materialized.
Likely his father had alredy aranged to make a crop on another farm befre he ...Again he had to stop himself. He (the father) aiways did. There was something about his wolf-like independence and even courage when the advantage was at least neutral whichi impresed stagrs, as if lhey got from his latent ravening ferocity not so much a sense of dependablit as a fecling that his ferocious conviction in the rightmesss of his own actions would be of advanage to all whose nterest lay with his.