Mara smiled. "I will not, as long as I am able," she replied. "I know full well that what I'm doing is right, and those who disagree are wrong."
Spartina looked with interest at the bidding war. She knew her master would be pleased; as the auctioneer, he got a percentage of the money and it looked as tho it would be a lot, whoever got the deer girl.
Stubbornly, David raised the bid once more.