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Then it gave a prance and brought one leg down on the Guardian's toes.
"This is a strange affair very strange!" declared the Guardian. "But you seem harmless.
"Well, come with me into my room," resumed the Guardian, "and I will see what can be done for you."
He will not be a good guardian who is wanting in either of these two qualities; and yet the combination of them appears to be impossible; and hence we must infer that to be a good guardian is impossible.
Then there is nothing impossible or out of the order of nature in our finding a guardian who has a similar combination of qualities?
Would not he who is fitted to be a guardian, besides the spirited nature, need to have the qualities of a philosopher?
"But, suppose," said my guardian, laughing, "he had meant the meat in the bill, instead of providing it?"
"Did he take no legal proceedings?" inquired my guardian.
Mike looked hard at my guardian, as if he were trying to learn a lesson from his face, and slowly replied, "Ayther to character, or to having been in his company and never left him all the night in question."
Mike looked at his cap, and looked at the floor, and looked at the ceiling, and looked at the clerk, and even looked at me, before beginning to reply in a nervous manner, "We've dressed him up like--" when my guardian blustered out:
"Ah; I hope his fault is as small as himself," said the Guardian of the Gate.
I hope you are right, Guardian. Just now I am ordered to take him to prison.