A young boy spent a month each summer with his parents in an old farmhouse in New Hampshire. The house was one-hundred and fifty years old when it first came into his family’s hands and had never been modernized. The boy’s father was the minister of a modest-sized Episcopal Church, and the family was always a little short of money. The water supply during those years was an old well that stood just outside the front door. This well was remarkable because it never ran dry. Even in the severest summer droughts, the old well faithfully yielded up its cool, clear water.
The day came when the family fortunes improved, and it was decided to modernize the house. A modern…
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