When asked "And how did she bear it?" the husband, Leslie, responded "Like an angel!" this was the first time that he gave any positive response to what his wife would think of their life's changes that were coming. As this passage goes on he still questions that his wife doesn't know what is in store for her. My feelings on this are that if he would be as open to his wife as he is to George, his friend, he would know that he can trust that the love he shares with his wife is strong enough to get through the trouble times. Instead of Leslie just saying to his wife this is something we can get through if we just stick together he panics and thinks of the worse possible outcome. I think he loves his wife so much that the guilt of it being his fault made him forget that money was not the only reason that she was with him. I absolutely loved the end of the story when George came to visit and as he and Leslie walked toward the house they could hear Mary singing. This just shows that as long as Mary was with Leslie she was happy with or without money.