It's mercifuler to you that way, ma'am." "What do you mean?" said Mary Warren. She caught emotion in this man's voice. "Whatever can you mean?" "Well," said Sim Gage, "take me like I am, setting right here, I ain't fitten to be setting here. But I don't want you to see. I got that advantage of you, ma'am. I can see you, ma'am"; and he undertook a laugh which made a wretched failure.