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FROM my youth I had been designed by my ambitious and autocratic father for the study of the law. In my secret heart I had rebelled against his desires. He had never given me any reasons. which seemed to justify this line of conduct except, as he frequently said, "There was plenty of room at the top." I could not deny it, because at that time I had never been to the top to verify his statement, and since that time I have never succeeded in getting above the overcrowded condition of affairs at the bottom.
So far as I could learn of my ancestry, there had never been any lawyers in the family since the progenitor of that family in remote times had burst upon the New World. Consequently, there was never any heredity that had given me a desire for the study of the law; in fact, I had always rebelled against any and all study whatsoever, however necessary, however desirable.