The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:|
"Reckon I can manage till I get some work,"
replied David, a trifle stiffly. He was a man who
had never lived at another than the state's expense.
"Don't want ye to be too short, that's all," said
the other, a little apologetically.
"I shall be all right. There are corn and potatoes
in the garden, anyway."
"So there be, and one of them hens had better
be eat. She don't lay. She'll need a good deal of
b'ilin'. You can have all the wood you want to
pick up, but I don't want any cut. You mind that