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The boy sat down again and looked at his pumps, till Jo said, trying to be polite and easy, "I think I've had the pleasure of seeing you before.
Again and again the fathers of the boys had talked of the hands.
He got back home barely in season to help Jim, the small colored boy, saw next-day's wood and split the kindlings before supper -- at least he was there in time to tell his adventures to Jim while Jim did three-fourths of the work.
Wherefore, teach them their multiplication-table, good Master Cheever, and whip them well when they deserve it; for much of the country's welfare depends on these boys.
When he wished to sleep he was instructed how to fold up his clothes and set out his boots; the other boys deriding.
One small boy was wandering disconsolately, kicking up the gravel as he walked.
Then began the period of the greatest anxiety, for Trent and the boy and a handful of the others knew what would have sent half of the natives flying from their work if a whisper had got abroad.
One boy complacently announced that he had found eleven sticks of dynamite on the beach.
His heart was wild with desire to serve, and, without clear purpose, he began sniffing legs of black boys.
Valor grew strong again, and the little boys began to swear with great spirit.
Oh, you bad boys, how could you do it, to-day of all days?
I have been thinking, Mr Squeers, of placing my two boys at your school.
The strangest thing of all was that those twenty-four donkeys, instead of being iron-shod like any other beast of burden, had on their feet laced shoes made of leather, just like the ones boys wear.
Tom had been accustomed often to accompany his mother in her visits to the cottages, and had thereby made acquaintance with many of the village boys of his own age.
And in the middle of the floor sat a little boy, about eight years old, crying bitterly.