"No wonder Benita won't let you mesmerize her," he said shortly.
Laying Benita upon the lower bunk, he lit the swinging candle.
"You see, Benita, we can't get away from this place," Mr. Clifford said presently.
"Yes, yes," and he took hold of Benita's bridle with his firm, white hand.
Instead of which there is my dear old Benita, and Pancho and his wife and the children and—oh, everybody!
"The Heer Meyer thinks a great deal about other people," said Benita.
I had an experience of this kind in the Benita country in 1868.
Benita felt that the act was just, and the awful punishment deserved.
Then, at a motion from Benita, he covered them up again with their golden cloths.
Comforted a little by this intuition, at length Benita fell asleep.