“Stop, Kick! Put down the machete. You don’t dig for chicory root with a weapon,” Pa says, shaking his head. “Use your digging stick.”
“Okay, Pa,” Kick answers. “I guess there is a reason for every tool.”
“Look, Kick, your machete is chipped.”
“Hawks,” swears Kick.
“You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong. We aim at a petty end quite aside from the public good, but our act arranges itself by irresistible magnetism along the poles of the world. “
Ralph Waldo Emerson ‘Compensations’