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Timothy Crump's Ward
by Horatio Alger
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It was a cold day. There was no snow on the ground, but it was frozen into stiff ridges, making it uncom-fortable to walk upon. The sun had been out all day, but there was little heat or comfort in its bright, but frosty beams. The winter is a hard season for the poor. It multiplies their necessities, while, in general, it limits their means and opportunities of earning. The winter of 1836-37 was far from being an exception to this rule. It was worse than usual, on account of the general stagnation of business.
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