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You must promise me to stop throwing quills at people.
If it were wrong for me to throw quills, then I wouldn't be made with quills to throw.
Tell you what," said Scraps, who was trying to pull the quills out of her own body, "let's gather up all the quills and take them away with us; then old Chiss won't have any left to throw at people.
You and Ojo must gather up the quills while I hold Chiss a prisoner; for, if I let him go, he will get some of his quills and be able to throw them again.
So Scraps and Ojo picked up all the quills and tied them in a bundle so they might easily be carried.
The Shaggy Man limped as he walked, for his wound still hurt him, and Scraps was much annoyed because the quills had left a number of small holes in her patches.
You were certainly stuck up until we pulled out those quills," observed Ojo, with a laugh.
So now they went on again and coming presently to a pond of muddy water they tied a heavy stone to the bundle of quills and sunk it to the bottom of the pond, to avoid carrying it farther.
He walked as delicately as though all the snow were carpeted with porcupine quills, erect and ready to pierce the soft pads of his feet.
In a little while, One Eye noticed that the quills were drooping and that a great quivering had set up.
Check out the hundreds of tiny barbs on this closeup drawing of a porcupine quill.
Accordingly, under the facts in this case, there was no Due Process bar that prevented North Dakota's imposing use tax collection responsibility on Quill.