George Ramsay has worked all of his life, unlike his brother Tom, who doesn't know anything, but to be a burden. Tom did not make any provisions ,but George is still helping him . He just can't bare to see his younger brother suffering, and he knew that someday his brother will change.
When I was young, I was made to learn by the certain fable. Among those I learned about was "The Ant and The Grasshopper." It is devised to bring home to the young useful lesson that in an imperfect world industry is rewarded and giddiness punishment. This reminds me of the Ramsay brothers.
I suppose there is always a black sheep in every family ,and in this story, Tom is the black sheep. He gambles with whatever he has and delights in luxury . On the other hand is his brother, George. He works hard, takes no pleasure, worries about the world and his family, and in turn gains very little happiness from life.
George is a serious and respectable man. Once or twice, he was fell on Tom's promises. For example, Tom promises that he will not do bad things anymore but he broke his promise. There is one time that Tom block mailed George because he realized that Tom will not settle down and he washed his hands of him.
Tom nearly went to prison; George was very upset. Tom had gone too far. He is so selfish, thoughtless and wild. If he was prosecuted he would assuredly convicted. But you cannot allow your brother to go to jail. The man Tom had cheated, a man called Cronshaw, was vindictive. It cost George an infinite deal of trouble and five hundred pounds to settle the affair.
Tom was living foolishly while George was living decently. George was confident that Tom will suffer at the age of fifty but he failed. Tom talked to him an said that he will not suffer because he was engage with a girl who died her mother and had a half a million pounds an house in London. George's face turned red and he's asking himself why is this happening to him though he lived decently while his brother was a foolish yet look what he got.