Grant -- don't approve of Jonas, because he laughs and jokes -- and because he evidently likes the society of frivolous me better than theirs.
Why should I care what a tow-haired person called Jonas, whom I never saw before thinks of me?
I had seen the REAL Jonas. I wondered if he could ever see the REAL PHIL -- whom NOBODY, not even you, Anne, has ever seen yet.
But she wouldn't mind having one hat or none at all, because she would have Jonas.
Jonas Oldacre then informed me that there were a number of documents--building leases, title-deeds, mortgages, scrip, and so forth--which it was necessary that I should see and understand.
Jonas Oldacre led me into his bedroom, in which there stood a heavy safe.
"Well, it corroborates the young man's story to the extent that the will was drawn up by Jonas Oldacre in his journey yesterday.
"`Neither my son nor I want anything from Jonas Oldacre, dead or alive!' she cried, with a proper spirit.
It was Jonas who suggested that they all go to America, where a friend of his had gotten rich.
It was in the stockyards that Jonas' friend had gotten rich, and so to Chicago the party was bound.
Scarcely had they gone a block, however, before Jonas was heard to give a cry, and began pointing excitedly across the street.
"Tomorrow," Jurgis said, when they were left alone, "tomorrow I will get a job, and perhaps Jonas will get one also; and then we can get a place of our own."