The young clubman did not have any trouble with his mother-in-law, for the simple reason that he could not induce her to let him marry her daughter. The woman took a violent dislike to the genial young man, forbade him to visit the house, and seemed to have an uncanny faculty of always being on hand when the suitor met the girl of his choice. The youth's chance came one day, however, when he learned that his mother-in-law had arranged for a yachting party. In his own little boat he rowed out some time before the yacht started, managed to be upset, and of course he was taken aboard the yacht. The woman frankly admitted that she would like to throw him overboard, but a fear of what society might think restrained her. Having won the first trick, the young man found an unexpected ally in his fight for the second. This was old Neptune; it became very rough on the boat, and soon the old woman lost all interest in everything except the silent tomb which she believed was very near her. There ...
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