"Don't let yourself get sore, Barney," Old Jimmie said appeasingly.
Then, appeasingly: “Mrs. Kingdon said it would be better if only you and she knew who I am and why I am here at the ranch.”
“I was,” replied the Doctor, returning his glance with so keen an eye that the man smiled again, appeasingly.
He added, appeasingly, "That's why I was so keen on getting you for tea."