Chase nodded

Chase nodded. “I did. But I argued it like this. Dad was paying a lot of
good money for my education, and he hasn’t very much of it, either, and
if he didn’t want to risk the investment I hadn’t any right to ask him
to. Because, of course, if I went and busted myself up I’d be more or
less of a dead loss. Any amount of education doesn’t cut much figure if
you can’t make use of it.”