The events of the coming months will nonetheless test Manville's enthusiasm.
Manville and others who have what the insurance companies call “pre-existing conditions” live in an odd political limbo.
The idea of a club for women was not new to the world, but to the New England town of Manville it was as new as the newest baby.
Barbara's costume was new to Manville, and a surprise even to the club-women.
Manville called up the company and gave to each man his parole.
Sam Billings was Manville's man of all work, and its most garrulous male gossip.
Will—friend:—Since my last letter much has happened in Manville of interest to us both—more than I have time to tell now.
But Mrs. Tweedie frowned upon them all; only something new to Manville would suit her.
And you'd write back, and tell 'em exactly how she happened to leave Manville, wouldn't you?
No such thing; all I want to know is, what's this woman's club for, and how's it goin' to help Manville?