Vince hastily, "it wouldn't do for me to try it. You see, the Lockmans have always been Presbyterians, and so Bertie is under Dr. Handy's care." "But is Dr. Handy doing anything about it?" persisted the other. "I really don't know, Samuel." "Because if he isn't, we ought to, Dr. Vince! Something must be done." "My boy," said the doctor, "perhaps it wouldn't be easy for you to understand it.
But it was only by degrees that he realized this, for he had one great motive in common with them they were all possessed with a sense of the greatness of the Lockmans, and none of them wanted anything better than to talk for hours about the family and its wealth and power, and the habits and tastes of its members and their friends.