"So the Trust took your profits away from you," Ernest said, "and you’ve gone into politics in order to legislate the Trust out of existence and get the profits back?"
"And yet the Trust produces milk more cheaply than could the independent dairymen?" Ernest queried.
Finally, Tommy Hinds had revealed to him the wonderful idea of using the trusts
instead of destroying them, and he had sold his farm and come to Chicago.
"Unfortunately," I continued, "owing to your foolish arrangement not to tell each other where you were going and not to write, as being incompatible with Perfect Trust
, you don't know where Orlando is at the present moment."
When I came he made several proposals for my placing my money in the bank, in order to my having interest for it; but still some difficulty or other came in the way, which he objected as not safe; and I found such a sincere disinterested honesty in him, that I began to muse with myself, that I had certainly found the honest man I wanted, and that I could never put myself into better hands; so I told him with a great deal of frankness that I had never met with a man or woman yet that I could trust, or in whom I could think myself safe, but that I saw he was so disinterestedly concerned for my safety, that I said I would freely trust him with the management of that little I had, if he would accept to be steward for a poor widow that could give him no salary.
He told me he could not but take it very kindly that I had so good an opinion of him; that he would not deceive me, that he would do anything in his power to serve me, and expect no salary; but that he could not by any means accept of a trust, that it might bring him to be suspected of self-interest, and that if I should die he might have disputes with my executors, which he should be very loth to encumber himself with.
If the existence of the Trust
was proved, and if the nature of the stipulations contained in it was made known to me, I could then say positively what the legal chances were of your being able to set up a Case on the strength of it: and I could also tell you whether I should or should not feel justified in personally undertaking that Case under a private arrangement with yourself.
I trust he will observe our orders, and use our dear Richard's person with all due respect.''
``Fickle tyrant!'' muttered De Bracy, as he left the presence of the Prince; ``evil luck have they who trust thee.
Since you trusted yourself to the care of one of that nation, I only wonder that you have not fallen in with more."
They will make him petticoats, and bid him stay in the wigwam with the women, for he is no longer to be trusted with the business of a man."
I have no other trust, than that I have been with her since she came home, and that she has given me her confidence.
'I will trust to you, sir,' returned Sissy, 'and you will trust to me.'
'If I do not speak of mama,' said Pet, more moved by, and more pretty in, her innocent grief, than Clennam could trust
himself even to consider--for which reason he counted the trees between them and the fading light as they slowly diminished in number--'it is because mama will understand me better in this action, and will feel my loss in a different way, and will look forward in a different manner.
When, therefore, servants, and princes towards servants, are thus disposed, they can trust
each other, but when it is otherwise, the end will always be disastrous for either one or the other.