Is it because Chiawassee and the pipe-makin' ain't big enough for you?" Tom answered promptly and without apparent reserve. "The job's big enough, but I don't want to stay here and yoke up with the Farleys; they'd ruin me in a year." "Get the better of you in the business is that what you're aimin' to say?" "Not exactly. I'm still brash enough to believe I could hold my own on that score.