“Then,” (to say) the young man. “One of the horses (to be) yours. Which would you prefer?”
After they (to examine) both the horses closely, the hus band (to be) the first to speak: “We (to take) the white horse with the grey spots. I (to like) his strong legs."
“Oh, no, John,” the woman (to interrupt) at once. “We (to take) the black one.”
“Of course, dear,” John agreed without hesitation. “I (not to mind) taking the black one if you (to like) it.”
“That’ll do,” (to say) the young man. “I (to make up) my mind.” And he (to give) the woman the needle.
VOCABULARY EXERCISES Stage I
I. Answer the following questions, using the active vocabulary of the lesson.
1. Why do you think the author calls Buttonwood Street a lovely place?
2. Why did Henry Cowperwood’s business connections in crease?
3. What kind of firm did Henry Cowperwood represent?
4. Why did he get to know a number of rich businessmen?
5. What kind of person was he considered to be?
6. Why was young Cowperwood allowed to come to the bank where his father worked? What did he like to watch there?
7. How did the boy gain a wide knowledge of the condition of the country financially? What was he interested in?
8. What did Frank think of his father’s business activities?
9. What were the boy’s plans for the future? Were they associated with banking?
10. Why had Uncle Seneca taken no notice of the family before? Why did he get particularly interested in the boy?
II. Was the boy frank with his uncle or did he try to de ceive him?
12. Why did Uncle Seneca become a frequent visitor to the house?
13. Why did Uncle Seneca want his sister to keep in touch with him?
14. Why did Uncle Seneca object to Frank leaving school at thirteen?