What is implied in this sentence from mark twain's "the ? 1,000,000 bank-note"? i was puzzled, and wanted to discuss the matter a little further, but they didn't; so i took my leave, feeling hurt and insulted to be made the butt of what was apparently some kind of a practical joke, and yet obliged to put up with it, not being in circumstances to resent affronts from rich and strong folk.
Letter C. Poor people were expected to tolerate any ridicule made by the rich.
The £1,000,000 Bank-Note is a short story by Mark Twain. The main character, Henry, after becoming poor due to a boating accident, is the subject of a bet. Two very wealthy brothers give him a blank note for one million pounds and bet on different results concerning what Henry will make of it.
From the excerpt we are analyzing here, we can tell the character does not feel comfortable enough to speak his mind when dealing with rich people. It's as if having money gives them the right to do as they please without any fear of retaliation of criticism.