The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:|
wiped his mouth and nose with a corner of her skirt. "Some babies get
their teeth without you knowing it," she went on, "and some take on this
way all the time. I once heard of a baby that died, and they found all
it's teeth in its stomach."
The Man got up, unhooked his cloak from the back of the door, and flung it
"There's another coming," said he.
"What--a tooth!" exclaimed the Child, startled for the first time that
morning out of her dreadful heaviness, and thrusting her finger into the
"No," he said grimly, "another baby. Now, get on with your work; it's time