The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Somebody's Little Girl by Martha Young:|
One day a large fat lady took Bessie Bell on her lap. That was very
strange to Bessie Bell--to sit on top of anybody.
And the lady made a rabbit, and a pony, and a preacher, all out of a
handkerchief and her nice fat fingers. And then she made with the
same handkerchief and fingers a Mama holding a Baby.
Then Bessie Bell looked up at her with her wondering eyes and asked:
``Are you a Lady--''
``Bless my soul!'' cried the lady. ``Do you hear this child? And
now, come to think of it, I don't know whether I am a lady or not--''
And the lady laughed until Bessie Bell felt quite shaken up.
``Or are you a Mama?'' asked Bessie Bell, when it seemed that the