ROBIN CARRICK was waited upon one
day by a spruce young customer, who handed him a number of bills which he
wished to have discounted. The banker eyed them carefully on both sides as
was his wont, and approved of them all but one, and that the largest in
amount, over which he pondered thoughtfully, and shook his head.
"Oh, you need not hesitate about
him, Mr. Carrick," said the intending discounter, "for he has started, and
keeps his carriage."
"Ou, ay," replied the banker, "that
may be; but the question wií me is, can he keep his feet?"