He opened the newspaper, folded it twice, and tossed it down on stephen foster's desk.
He entered a first-class smoker, and nodded to stephen foster.
"I won't give her up," he replied; and in the words there was a hidden menace which stephen foster understood.
stephen foster drew his own chair closer and leaned forward.
A remark that would not look well in print escaped stephen foster's lips as he threw the paper on his desk.
"It was like your cursed cunning," exclaimed stephen foster.
She had married a fellow-abolitionist, stephen foster, even more unrelenting than she.
"I am ready to admit all that," was stephen foster's curt reply.
Jack understood the meaning of it, and hated stephen foster in his heart.
"Yes, I have," stephen foster admitted, after a moment's hesitation.
Old English *fostrian "to supply with food, nourish, support," from fostor "food, nourishment, bringing up," from Proto-Germanic *fostrom, from root *foth-/*fod- (see food).
Meaning "to bring up a child with parental care" is from c.1200; that of "to encourage or help grow" is early 13c. of things; 1560s of feelings, ideas, etc. Old English also had the adjective meaning "in the same family but not related," in fostorfæder, etc. Related: Fostered; fostering.