Tom declared that "the old chap
broke down when they got as far as the fortune--that, as he liked the girl, he would have taken her with $75,000, but the highest offer he could get from him was $30,000.
We was six mile from the town, when we meets an old square-headed gray-haired yeoman chap
, a-jogging along quite quiet.
How long will a few hundred pounds last such a chap
I know writes to me about an extraordinary affair that happened on board his ship in that typhoon -- you know -- that we read of in the papers two months ago.
I know the chap
as owns the ferrets," said Bob, in a hoarse treble voice, as he shuffled along, keeping his blue eyes fixed on the river, like an amphibious animal who foresaw occasion for darting in.
You wouldn't think of wantin' more than ten dollars for that ar chap
, seeing you must get him off yer hand, any how?
You know, old chap
," said Joe, looking at me, and not at Mrs.
Ne'er heed me, Seth," said Wiry Ben, "y' are a down-right good- hearted chap
, panels or no panels; an' ye donna set up your bristles at every bit o' fun, like some o' your kin, as is mayhap cliverer.
After all, then, the old chap
had some grit in him.
He has been coming over to Europe now and then, and though he was a good, steady chap
enough, he liked his fling when he was over here, and between you and me, he was the greatest crank I ever struck.
There is nothing very complex or stimulating about the passion of war, when men kill one another unseen; where you feel the sting in your heart which comes from God knows where, and you crumple up, with never a chance to have a go at the chap
who has potted you from the trenches, or behind a rock, a thousand yards off.
You recollect, down to the south'ard last year, a chap
named Hawkins was lost in his whaleboat running the Arli Passage?
was obviously listening intently to the conversation.
Dang the chap
,' muttered John, looking into the empty dish as the waiter retired; 'does he ca' this a pie--three yoong pigeons and a troifling matther o' steak, and a crust so loight that you doant know when it's in your mooth and when it's gane?
I don't want to bother you much with what hap- pened to me personally," he began, showing in this re- mark the weakness of many tellers of tales who seem so often unaware of what their audience would best like to hear; "yet to understand the effect of it on me you ought to know how I got out there, what I saw, how I went up that river to the place where I first met the poor chap