It seemed a great pity to have it wasted
so, and come lagging along at a time when a body wouldn't have any use for it, as like as not.
But this waiting interval was not wasted
in idleness by the assembled students.
Jim said he would "jis' 's soon have tobacker in his coffee;" and found so much fault with it, and with the work and bother of raising the mullen, and jews-harping the rats, and petting and flattering up the snakes and spiders and things, on top of all the other work he had to do on pens, and in- scriptions, and journals, and things, which made it more trouble and worry and responsibility to be a prisoner than anything he ever undertook, that Tom most lost all patience with him; and said he was just loadened down with more gaudier chances than a prisoner ever had in the world to make a name for himself, and yet he didn't know enough to appreciate them, and they was just about wasted
I thought I wouldn't say anything, but if variety is what you are after, you have wasted
a piece of glass.
Knocking was a refinement quite unknown in Riverboro, and if it had been heard of would never have been wasted
on a child.
, my child--should not be wasted
, struck aside from the natural order of things--for my sake.