His mother had to get out of bed to open the door when Mrs. Crump knocked.
I had not gone far when a "crump" struck so close as to stun and partly bury me.
"Yes," said Mrs. Crump, rather feebly, fearful of what was to come.
"I am not near enough to see any changes yet, Crump," I answered him.
I'm not riding in my coach-and-four yet, as you see, Crump, but the time may come.
I said, wondering that Crump had not prepared me for this as for the other changes.
"I asked you if you had seen my grandfather," I said to Crump, at last.
Something in this attitude must have moved Crump to his next remark.
Mrs. Crump earned what she could get by selling flowers in the streets.
They were tutors in our time, and Crump is since advanced to be President of the College.