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ing for him. The water
did not touch him, but
he started back in surp
rise and grief, and van
ished into the night wi
thout a word. His feeli
ngs must have been deep
ly wounded, for it was
almost a week before he
came near us again; an
d then I think that not
hing but young lobster
would have brought him.
He forgave us finally,
and made us of his par
ty in the quarrel he be
gan gradually to have w
ith the large yellow ca
t of a next-door neighb
or. This culminated one
afternoon, after a lon
g exchange of mediaeval
defiance and insult, i
Staccato Notes of a Vanished Summer (from Literature and Life) by Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920