His parents are always fighting downstairs.
His bed is not comfortable so he can't sleep.
He is worried that Harry Ledkicher and Aunt Mattie can't handle the business without him.
His father is always giving him cough drops.
Mining for gold
Starting a cattle ranch
Mining for silver
Searching for diamonds and precious stones
People don't like chocolates so much in Philadelphia.
They need to find a place that is less competitive.
The money they raise will be enough to start another shop in a cheaper location.
The taxes are cheaper in other parts of Pennsylvania.
Didn't like Mattie that much.
Didn't care about them at all.
Liked Mattie very much and would have gone if she married him.
Only liked doing his work in the city.
He would get rich and not have to work again.
He would get away from his uncles.
The dry air might help his lungs.
He might have some adventures.