"I hope you will go," said Frank hastily. "You will enjoy it. Promise me you will go."
"Would you really prefer to have me?"
"I should be very sorry if you didn't."
"Then I'll go; but I think he's mean in not asking you, for all that."
CHAPTER VI. MR. FROST MAKES UP HIS MIND
"Well, Frank," said his father at supper-time, "I've been speaking to Mr. Maynard this afternoon about your plan."
"What did he say?" asked Frank, dropping his knife and fork in his eagerness.
"After he had thought a little, he spoke of it favorably. He said that, being too old to go himself, he should be glad to do anything in his power to facilitate my going, if I thought it my duty to do so."