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bankrupt
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The Mill on the Floss
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bankrupt
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Because it 'ud be a little fortin, like, for these folks, if we can do without Tulliver's being made a bankrupt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That might have cheered the lad and fed his hopes a little, if there had not come at the same time the much-dreaded blow of finding that his father must be a bankrupt, after all; at least, the creditors must be asked to take less than their due, which to Tom's untechnical mind was the same thing as bankruptcy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "You may do as you like wi' me, Bessy," he said, in a low voice; "I've been the bringing of you to poverty—this world's too many for me—I'm nought but a bankrupt; it's no use standing up for anything now."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That might have cheered the lad and fed his hopes a little, if there had not come at the same time the much-dreaded blow of finding that his father must be a bankrupt, after all; at least, the creditors must be asked to take less than their due, which to Tom's untechnical mind was the same thing as bankruptcy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Why, there's this to be thought on, Mrs. Moss," said Mr. Glegg, "and it's right to warn you,—if Tulliver's made a bankrupt, and he's got a note-of-hand of your husband's for three hundred pounds, you'll be obliged to pay it; th' assignees 'ull come on you for it."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …my boy," said Uncle Glegg, whose good feeling led him to enter into Tom's wish, but who could not at once shake off his habitual abhorrence of such recklessness as destroying securities, or alienating anything important enough to make an appreciable difference in a man's property, "we should have to make away wi' the note, you know, if we're to guard against what may happen, supposing your father's made bankrupt——" "Mr. Glegg," interrupted his wife, severely, "mind what you're saying.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh dear, oh dear!" said Mrs. Tulliver, thinking of the bankruptcy, and not of Mrs. Moss's concern in it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Well," said Mr. Glegg, who had been meditating after Tom's words, "we shouldn't be doing any wrong by the creditors, supposing your father was bankrupt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Why—what—have they made me a bankrupt?) "Oh, father, dear father!" said Maggie, who thought that terrible word really represented the fact; "bear it well, because we love you; your children will always love you.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "And if he isn't made bankrupt," continued Mr. Glegg, "as I said before, three hundred pounds 'ud be a little fortin for him, poor man.  (not reviewed by editor)

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