But anyway, he gets out by himself and mopes
and thinks; and mostly he hunts for a lonesome place high up on the hill in the edge of the woods, and sets there and looks away off on the big Mississippi down there a-reaching miles and miles around the points where the timber looks smoky and dim it's so far off and still, and everything's so solemn it seems like everybody you've loved is dead and gone, and you 'most wish you was dead and gone too, and done with it all.
It may be that he misses in his mistress, something that enlivened him and made him younger; but he mopes
, and his sight is weak, and his limbs are feeble, and my aunt is sorry that he objects to her no more, but creeps near her as he lies on Dora's bed - she sitting at the bedside - and mildly licks her hand.
In fact, if you desire a MOPE
posture as soon as possible, treat them as if they have never received any military training whatsoever.