2017-10-10 01:44:30 UTC
["He" is the "simple-minded" boy of this farmer family. Emly is his sister.]
... Mrs. Whipple loaded up a big plate for Him first, before everybody.
“I always say He ain't to be slighted, no matter who else goes without,”
she said, and carried it to Him herself.
“He can chin Himself on the top of the door,” said Emly, helping along.
Katherine Ann Porter, He
“He can chin Himself on the top of the door”
Does this mean (Emly seems envious):
"forget about favoring him this much, he's strong enough to make chinups"
"forget about favoring him this much; for all I care, he can hang himself"