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"Is he?" said Carrie, thinking of the short month that still
remained until that time.
"Would you mind helping me out until then?" he said appealingly.
"I think Iíll be all right after that time."
"No," said Carrie, feeling sadly handicapped by fate.
"We can get along if we economise. Iíll pay you back all right."
"Oh, Iíll help you," said Carrie, feeling quite hard-hearted at thus
forcing him to humbly appeal, and yet her desire for the benefit of
her earnings wrung a faint protest from her.
"Why donít you take anything, George, temporarily?" she said.
"What difference does it make? Maybe, after a while, youíll get
"I will take anything," he said, relieved, and wincing under
reproof. "Iíd just as leave dig on the streets. Nobody knows me
"Oh, you neednít do that," said Carrie, hurt by the pity of it. "But
there must be other things."
"Iíll get something!" he said, assuming determination.
Then he went back to his paper.