David who is twenty years old, is on his trip to the city of Boston for an employment in his uncle’s small grocer at the counter.
At noon he was tired and decided to wait under a shade, while awaiting the stage coach to carry him to Boston. He had quenched his thirst from the spring in the midst of the trees and laid his head down to take a nap.
There were passers by some on foot, others on horseback and all sorts of vehicles. Some glanced his way without even noticing him, while others scoffed at him with scorn
A lady and a gentleman travelling in that carriage turned to the shelter under the trees and noticed David asleep.
The lady began to see her departed nephew in the youth. She was struck with an impulse to wake him but quelled by her husband’s notion that they knew nothing of his character.
His sleep was sound and it was a sign of health and a trouble-free mind
His innocent look revealed his character
The old merchant and the lady felt an urge to make him as their son, as they had lost their only son and there was no heir to their wealth
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