'A hundred!' exclaimed Martin. 'Well, so be it, if you will not take less;' and, taking the money out of his pocket, he handed it over in exchange for the dog, whose name was Schurka.
When Martin got home, his mother met him with the question:
'Schurka, the dog,' replied Martin, pointing to his new possession.
"It won't set any better after old Brindle fills up on this dust," observed Martin, belligerency in his brassy voice.
You mark what I tell you, Martin, land ain't always goin' to be had so cheap and I won't be living this time another year.
Their indomitable courage and faith, Martin's physical strength and the pulling power of their two ring-boned horses --this was their capital.
But it was his eye that quelled Martin. That cold, blue, dukes-have-treated-me-as-an-elder-brother eye.
'Ye-e-ss, yes,' stammered Martin. 'Won't you take a--I mean, yes, certainly.'
He paused, and raked Martin with the eye that had rested on dining dukes.
"'It's the Doctor, Martin. He's here and wants to see you,' sings out East.
Now come down to the housekeeper's room, and let us see if you are hurt.' And away went the two, and we all stayed and had a regular turn-out of the den, till Martin came back with his hand bandaged and turned us out.
Martin Eden had been mastered by curiosity all his days.
Martin had ascended from pitch to pitch of intellectual living, and here he was at a higher pitch than ever.
Martin, I imagine, has his fortune entirely to makecannot be at all beforehand with the world.
Martin marries, I wish you may not be drawn in by your intimacy with the sisters, to be acquainted with the wife, who will probably be some mere farmer's daughter, without education."