The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Wyoming by William MacLeod Raine:|
to play with her as a cat does with a mouse.
"Thank y'u, Miss Messiter, I believe I will. I called to thank
y'u for your kindness to my cousin as well as to inquire about
you. The word goes that y'u pulled my dear cousin back when death
was reaching mighty strong for him. Of course I feel grateful to
y'u. How is he getting along now?"
"He's doing very well, I think."
"That's ce'tainly good hearing," was his ironical response. "How
come he to get hurt, did y'u say?"
His sleek smile was a thing hateful to see.
"A hound bit me," explained the sheepman.