"But he is my son, thought Matthew's father. He may not be good for very much, but he's honest, he treats his parents with consideration, and he's my own flesh and blood. And it could be much worse: there were sons who caused their fathers much greater pain than that. He's a failure, he thought; but he's a good failure and he's my failure.
And for Matthew's part, he know that he was no businessman. He would have liked to have succeeded in the ventures that his father had planned for him, because he liked his father. My father may have the soul of a Rotarian, thought Matthew, but he's my Rotarian, and that's what counts."
(ur 44 Scotland Street, kapitel 4)
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