The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from My Antonia by Willa Cather:|
under her skirt. `You get all Yulka's things, don't you?
I wish father didn't have such bad luck with his farm machinery;
then I could buy more things for my sisters. I'm going to get Mary
a new coat this fall, if the sulky plough's never paid for!'
Tiny asked her why she didn't wait until after Christmas, when coats
would be cheaper. `What do you think of poor me?' she added;
`with six at home, younger than I am? And they all think I'm rich,
because when I go back to the country I'm dressed so fine!'
She shrugged her shoulders. `But, you know, my weakness is playthings.
I like to buy them playthings better than what they need.'
`I know how that is,' said Anna. `When we first came here,