The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Horse's Tale by Mark Twain:|
been in America since. They lived in Spain a year or two, then
went to France. Both died some months ago. This little girl that
is coming is the only child. General Alison is glad to have her.
He has never seen her. He is a very nice old bachelor, but is an
old bachelor just the same and isn't more than about a year this
side of retirement by age limit; and so what does he know about
taking care of a little maid nine years old? If I could have her
it would be another matter, for I know all about children, and they
adore me. Buffalo Bill will tell you so himself.
I have some of this news from over-hearing the garrison-gossip, the
rest of it I got from Potter, the General's dog. Potter is the