Fred Vincy, we have seen, had a debt on his mind, and though no such immaterial burthen could depress that buoyant-hearted young gentleman for many hours together, there were circumstances connected with this debt which made the thought of it unusually importunate.
It must be remembered that he had never hitherto felt the check of importunate debt, and he walked by habit, not by self-criticism.
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She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.