The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Tattine by Ruth Ogden [Mrs. Charles W. Ide]:|
more than the girls hated to have him, that made him persevere. "Well, here
they are at last!" he cried exultingly, a few moments later; "one, two three,
four of them, perfect little beauties too. And they must belong to Betsy;
they're just like her."
"Bring one out, bring one out!" called both the children, and fairly dancing
"Bring out your grandmother! It's all I can manage to bring myself out,
without holding on to a puppy."
"Very well," Tattine called back, with her usual instant acceptance of the
inevitable, "but I know what," and then she was off in a flash, with Mabel
following closely to find out what WHAT might be.