but said nothing.
Isaac chuckled over his victory at first, but his natural sense of justice soon suggested better thoughts.
He asked himself whether he had done right thus to take advantage of that obliging boy?
The longer he reflected upon it, the more uncomfortable he felt.
At last, he went up to the stranger and said frankly, ‘I did wrong to drive up to the mill so fast, and get my corn ground, when you were the one who arrived first; especially as you were so obliging as to hold the gate open for me to pass through.
I was thinking of nothing but fun when I did it. Here's sixpence to make up for it.’
The boy was well pleased with the amend thus honorably offered, and they parted right good friends.
At nine years old, he began to drive a wagon to Philadelphia
, to sell vegetables and other articles from his father's farm; which he did very satisfactorily, with the assistance of a neighbor, who occupied the next stall in the market.
According to the fashion of the times, he wore a broad-brimmed hat, and small-clothes with long stockings.
Being something of a dandy, he prided himself upon having his shoes very clean, and his white dimity small clothes without spot or blemish.
He caught rabbits, and sold them, till he obtained money enough to purchase brass buckles for his knees, and for the straps of his shoes.
The first time he made