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moment, however, his one desire was to avoid the long drive with
her behind the ancient sorrel who never went out of a walk.
Zeena made no reply: she did not seem to hear what he had said.
She had already pushed her plate aside, and was measuring out a
draught from a large bottle at her elbow.
“It ain’t done me a speck of good, but I guess I might as well use it
up,” she remarked; adding, as she pushed the empty bottle toward
Mattie: “If you can get the taste out it’ll do for pickles.”