"Well, you'll get more at the next place if you want it," went onthe girl, who admired Carrie very much. "You do fine, and themanager knows it."。， "Huh!" returned the grocer. "This is fine. I must have that. Ineed the money."
。， So changed was her state that the home atmosphere becameintolerable. It was all poverty and trouble there, or seemed tobe, because it was a load to bear. It became a place to keepaway from. Still she slept there, and did a fair amount of work,keeping it in order. It was a sitting place for Hurstwood. Hesat and rocked, rocked and read, enveloped in the gloom of hisown fate. October went by, and November. It was the dead ofwinter almost before he knew it, and there he sat.
"Well, we ate it," said Hurstwood.。， They ran the car to the end and both got off. Hurstwood wentinto the barn and sought a car step, pulling out his paper-wrapped lunch from his pocket. There was no water and the breadwas dry, but he enjoyed it. There was no ceremony about dining.He swallowed and looked about, contemplating the dull, homelylabour of the thing. It was disagreeable--miserablydisagreeable--in all its phases. Not because it was bitter, butbecause it was hard. It would be hard to any one, he thought.
Hurstwood went back through the barns and out into a large,enclosed lot, where were a series of tracks and loops. A half-dozen cars were there, manned by instructors, each with a pupilat the lever. More pupils were waiting at one of the rear doorsof the barn.。，
"You see this handle," he said, reaching up to an electric cut-off, which was fastened to the roof. "This throws the currentoff or on. If you want to reverse the car you turn it over here.If you want to send it forward, you put it over here. If youwant to cut off the power, you keep it in the middle."。，
"I have to be home by five," said Carrie.。， A further enlargement of this chasm between them came when themanager, looking between the wings upon the brightly lightedstage where the chorus was going through some of its glitteringevolutions, said to the master of the ballet:
。， Still, in the morning, when her household duties would infringeupon her and Hurstwood sat there, a perfect load to contemplate,her fate seemed dismal and unrelieved. It did not take so verymuch to feed them under Hurstwood's close-measured buying, andthere would possibly be enough for rent, but it left nothingelse. Carrie bought the shoes and some other things, whichcomplicated the rent problem very seriously. Suddenly, a weekfrom the fatal day, Carrie realised that they were going to runshort.