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'I thought you had so exactly found your niche in life, Jack,' Edwin Drood returns, astonished, bending forward in his chair to lay a sympathetic hand on Jasper's knee, and looking at him with an anxious face.
'My dear Jack, I only ask you, am I likely to forget what you have said with so much feeling?'
'I am afraid I am but a shallow, surface kind of fellow, Jack, and that my headpiece is none of the best.
'I couldn't fail to notice, Jack, that it cost you a great effort, and that you were very much moved, and very unlike your usual self.
But the thing that's bothering us most, Jack, is to find the well."
Jack gazed around the landscape, for he was standing in the doorway of his house.
"But--goodness me!--the Quadling Country is full of dangers," declared Jack. "I've never been there myself, but--"
"Never mind me," said Jack; "I can walk as well as you can.
It was evening before the subject was again referred to and then it was raised by Jack himself.
This evening he was particularly careful not to neglect his duty, for he had just come from a conference with the boy's father and mother in which it had been impressed upon him that he must exercise the greatest care to prevent Jack visiting the music hall where Ajax was being shown.
Kneeling upon him, Jack tore strips from a sheet and bound the man's hands behind his back.
In the infinite meaning of his reply and his boundless confidence in his views, the Jack took one of his bloated shoes off, looked into it, knocked a few stones out of it on the kitchen floor, and put it on again.
"Why, what do you make out that they done with their buttons then, Jack?" asked the landlord, vacillating weakly.
"Done with their buttons?" returned the Jack. "Chucked 'em overboard.
Alphonso flung back on Jack, a sorry antagonist by this time, who could only pant and quiver where he lay in the welter of what was left of him.