Fanny Fern, RUTH HALL, New York, Mason Brothers, 1855, 400 pages.
“Can’t afford it, Tom; hang it! we are head over ears in debt now to
that paper man; good articles though—deuced good—must have her if we
dispense with some of our other contributors. We had better begin low
though, as to terms, for she ’ll go up now like a rocket, and when she finds
out her value we shall have to increase her pay, you know.”
(Thank you, gentlemen, thought Ruth, when the cards
change hands, I ’ll take care to return the compliment.)