All day and all night it snowed, and the city began to sufferfrom a general blockade of traffic. Great attention was given tothe details of the storm by the newspapers, which played up thedistress of the poor in large type.。，
"Well, do you want to get in a comedy or on the vaudeville or inthe chorus?"。， "Well, I've managed several liquor houses in my time. Recently Iowned a third-interest in a saloon at Warren and Hudson streets."
"I think this Italian up here on the corner sells coal at twenty-five cents a bushel. I'll trade with him."。， "Well, you're a fine one," said Mrs. Vance, laughing, the whilenoting that Carrie's appearance had modified somewhat. "Theaddress, too," she added to herself. "They must be hard up."
Remembering Mrs. Vance's promise to call, Carrie made one othermild protest. It was concerning Hurstwood's appearance. Thisvery day, coming home, he changed his clothes to the old togs hesat around in.。， Hurstwood glanced over his paper rather gayly. He seemed to havelost a load.
。， She encountered a very similar experience in the office of Mr.Jenks, only he varied it by saying at the close: "If you couldplay at some local house, or had a programme with your name onit, I might do something."
"I didn't do that thing right the other day," he thought,referring to his loss of sixty dollars. "I shouldn't haveweakened. I could have bluffed that fellow down. I wasn't inform, that's what ailed me."。，
，。， Everything he discovered in his line advertised as anopportunity, was either too expensive or too wretched for him.Besides, winter was coming, the papers were announcing hardships,and there was a general feeling of hard times in the air, or, atleast, he thought so. In his worry, other people's worriesbecame apparent. No item about a firm failing, a familystarving, or a man dying upon the streets, supposedly ofstarvation, but arrested his eye as he scanned the morningpapers. Once the "World" came out with a flaring announcementabout "80,000 people out of employment in New York this winter,"which struck as a knife at his heart.