He used up his grubstake, got a second from his backers, and subsequently a third.
"I want to give you a grubstake," answered the motor wizard.
He wrote the letters—to himself—and spread the news just to raise a grubstake.
Me, I got fo'-five chances to grubstake in that time, but I'm broke.
They was always more'n one wantin' to grubstake him but he'd never take it.