Garnishee

I am always trying to understand what Mr. Frankish is trying to convey in his letters. The following is an excerpt from a letter to Mr. MacNeil,

 

My object in writing you tonight is to ask you if there is no way in which we can retain this either by garnishee or must we really let it go to that fellow "like butter down a dog's throat."

 

Some challenges are like bitter pills. I can crush the pill and use peanut butter to trick myself into eating the pill. Unfortunately at times, I manage to eat the peanut butter, but still avoid taking the pill. If that happens, I will have to investigate other measures with a higher probability of success. Either way, garnishee seems like a better option. I will try that next time. Thank you Mr. Frankish!