"Oh, you don't have to take pains for John," she said with a short laugh.
But he was always willing to work, and to take pains with his work, no matter how humble it might be.
Why should he take pains to persuade his mother to a consent which she had no right to withhold?
He did take pains to ascertain that they were legally married, but that was all.
Here, again, the only ...