Date: Wed, 26 Oct 1994 09:58:48 -0700
From: Judith Rascoe boise[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US
Subject: Re: "I don't care" -- a footnote
Sensitized by the discussion here, I noticed the following exchange in a
novel about Indiana in the mid l9th century:
Kindly gentleman to poor, hungry child: "Won't you join me for dinner?"
Child, gratefully accepting: "Thank you. I don't care if I do."
(The novel is 'The Dark Fantastic' by Echard, pub in 1947. The author
says it's based on events in the life of her great-grandmother, who lived
near Terre Haute).