[時事閒聊] your things together

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Mr. Weeks, on his return home, dropped all diplomacy in dealing with the question at issue. "Cynthy," he said in his own vernacular, "the end has come, so far as me with her, he would sanction
everything at oncehe answered. and my folks are concerned--I never expect to visit you, and while I'm master of the house, no more visits will be received.  But I haint taken any such stand onconsiderately," he concluded. "I've given up the whole forenoon to secure you a better chance of living than visiting around.  If you go to Holcroft's you'll have to do some work, and so will your girl.  But he'll hire someone to help you, and so you won't have to hurt yourself.  Your trump card will be to hook him and marry him before he finds you out.  To do this, you'll have to see to the house and dairy, and bestir yourself for a time at least.  He's pretty desperate off for lack of women folks to look after indoor matters, but he'll sell out and clear out before he'll keep a woman, much less marry her, if she does nothing but talk.  Now remember, you've got a chance which you won't get again, for Holcroft not only owns his farm, but has a snug sum in the bank.  So you had better get, and go right over while he's in the mood."
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