The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield:|
"Eye teeth!" shouted Hans, hitting Anton over the head with his empty cup;
"he's getting the evil-eye teeth, I should say."
"Smarty!" retorted Lena, poking out her tongue at him, and then, when he
promptly did the same, crying at the top of her voice, "Mother, Hans is
making faces at me!"
"That's right," said Hans; "go on howling, and when you're in bed to-night
I'll wait till you're asleep, and then I'll creep over and take a little
tiny piece of your arm and twist and twist it until--" He leant over the
table making the most horrible faces at Lena, not noticing that Anton was
standing behind his chair until the little boy bent over and spat on his
brother's shaven head.