The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:|
excusable pride. "I've been tinkering on it at odd times."
A Mexican youth sprang from somewhere in the grass,
and took charge of the creams. The mistress and the
manager entered the house.
"Here's Mrs. MacIntyre," said Teddy, as a placid,
neat, elderly lady came out upon the gallery to meet
them. "Mrs. Mac, here's the boss. Very likely she
will be wanting a hunk of ham and a dish of beans after
Mrs. MacIntyre, the housekeeper, as much a fixture
on the place as the lake or the live-oaks, received the