“I’ll take you, burden and all”
“You say you may be a cripple. Well, what are you going to
do if you are? Your father and mother are old; you can’t expect them to take
care of you all your life. You say you couldn’t be a burden on me. Well — what will you be — a public charge? If
you’ve got to be a burden on someone, and I want you for my burden, what
have you to say about it?
I’ll take you, burden and all,“