answered that he could well afford to lose that sum.
‘Very well,’ rejoined his opponent.
‘There are lawyers enough who need it, and still more who would be glad to have it.’
Finding it alike impossible to coax or intimidate the resolute Quaker
, they withdrew.
About eleven o'clock at night, some of the family informed Friend Hopper
that there was a man continually walking back and forth in front of the house.
He went out and accosted him thus: ‘Friend, art thou watching my house?’
When the stranger replied that he was, he said, ‘It is very kind in thee; but I really do not think there is any occasion for thy services.
I am quite satisfied with the watchmen employed by the public.’
The man answered gruffly, ‘I have taken my stand, and I intend to keep it.’
told him he had no objection; and he was about to re-enter the house, when he observed Dr. Rich
, who was so wrapped up in a large cloak, that at first he did not recognize him. He exclaimed, ‘Why doctor, art thou here!
Is it possible thou art parading the streets so late in the night, at this cold season of the year?
Now, from motives of kindness, I do assure thee thy slave is not in my house.
To save thee from exposing thy health ’