Suppose I go to him and explain that the trouble isn't Jimmie, but is the John Grier Home-- would that be a dreadful thing for me to do? It would take a great deal of courage. I'd almost rather be miserable for the rest of my life.
This happened nearly tow months ago; I haven't heard a word from him since he was here. I was just getting sort of acclimated to the feeling of a broken heart, when a letter came form Julia that stirred me all up again. She said--very casually--that 'Uncle Jervis' had been caught out all night in a storm when he was hunting in Canada, and had been ill ever since with pneumonia. And I never knew it. I was feeling hurt because he had just disappeared into blankness without a words. I think he's pretty unhappy, and I know I am!
What seems to you the right thing for me to do?
این اتفاق تقریباً دو ماه پیش روی داد و از آن زمان، آقا جروی رفته و دیگر خبری از او ندارم. کم کم داشتم به دلشکستگی عادت می کردم که نامه ای از جولیا رسید و دردم را تازه کرد. او در نامه اش اشاره کرده بود که عمو جروی که برای شکار به کانادا رفته بوده، یک شب گرفتار طوفان شده و ذات الریه شده است. و من اصلاً خبر نداشتم از جروی دلخور بودم که رفته و هیچ خبری به من نداده است حالا فکر می کنم او هم مثل من غمگین و ناراحت است
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