This message board permanently closed on June 30th, 2020 at 4PM EDT and is no longer accepting new members.
I believe it is a reference to Tom Sawyer. Not quite sure the context of the quote because it has been a decade since I read the Tommyknockers, but I recall that quote being used.
Just finished reading this book for the first time. Why the hell did Gard want a dead rat and a string to swing it on.
....Blind man walks into a drug store with his dog and begins swinging the animal around his head by it's leash, the druggist rushes from behind the counter "Sir! Can I help you with something??" Blind man replies, "No thank you, I'm just looking around".........'Cause it's easier to swing a dead rat on a string than a dead donkey.....