|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
like - and advise her that it would be the best way, and then you could let me know what Ruth said.'
`No,' replied Owen, unable any longer to control his resentment of the other's manner, `as things stand now, if it were not for the other child, I should advise her to have nothing further to do with you. You seem to think that you are acting a very generous part in being "willing" to have her back, but she's better off now than she was with you. I see no reason - except for the other child - why she should go back to you. As far as I understand it, you had a good wife and you ill-treated her.'
`I never ill-treated her! I never raised my hand to her - at least only once, and then I didn't hurt her. Does she say I ill-treated her.'
`Oh no: from what my wife tells me