that his training had indeed been different from hers.
In a short time I again wrote Mrs. Vineyard
to enquire as to the truth of a story current in New Salem, that one day as she and Mrs. Bowlin Greene
were climbing up the hill to Able's house they were joined by Lincoln
; that Mrs. Greene
was obliged to carry her child, a fat baby boy, to the summit; that Lincoln
strolled carelessly along, offering no assistance to the woman who bent under the load.
Thereupon Miss Owens
, censuring him for his neglect, reminded him that in her estimation he would not make a good husband.
In due time came her answer: