"If it choked it couldn't ever steal another one." "But you don't WANT it to steal another one, do you?" "We-ll, if every one it stole meant my havin' as good an afternoon as this one's been, I'd " He stopped. Barbara ventured to spur him on. "You'd what?" she asked. "I'd give up whittlin' weather vanes and go mackerel-seinin' for the critter's benefit. Well er good day, ma'am."