The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Poor and Proud by Oliver Optic:|
"If the little girl will come here this afternoon or to-morrow
morning, we will take her to the mayor who will have the case
"I will come any time, ma'am."
"The mayor is my friend, and I will call at his house with you
this afternoon at three o'clock."
Katy could not but think the mayor had a great many friends, for
there was Master Simon Sneed, and Mrs. Gordon, and she knew not
how many more. She thanked the lady very warmly for her kindness,
and promising to come at the time stated, she took her leave.
She was followed to the door by Grace, who detained her there.