There were poor old
men, trying to get a horse or a pony for a few pounds, that might drag about some little wood or coal cart.
If any one thing in my experience, more than another, served to deepen my conviction of the infernal char- acter of slavery, and to fill me with unutterable loathing of slaveholders, it was their base ingrati- tude to my poor old
"You are not yet finished, and you start out by being impudent to your poor old
In a village dwelt a poor old
woman, who had gathered together a dish of beans and wanted to cook them.
I believe the readiness of our return volley had scattered the mutineers once more, for we were suffered without further molestation to get the poor old
gamekeeper hoisted over the stockade and carried, groaning and bleeding, into the log-house.
John, I have a great regard for him; he was clerk to my poor father twentyseven years; and now, poor old
man, he is bedridden, and very poorly with the rheumatic gout in his joints I must go and see him today; and so will Jane, I am sure, if she gets out at all.
That would be far more fitting than to send a poor old
woman like me a-wooing to the King's Court for the hand of a Princess.
There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look-out, quacks (OTHER quacks, plague take them!) bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor old
rouged tumblers, while the light-fingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind.
Heaven knows what poor old
Paul will say when the news reaches him."
In this state of mind, how could Hetty give any feeling to Adam's troubles, or think much about poor old
Thias being drowned?
Possibly there was no red-hot poker handy: but some sticks were forthcoming in a moment, and threatening faces surrounded the poor old
wanderer, who waved them back with quiet dignity.
Afterwards came our terrible journey back to the Coast, when I carried the poor old
chap on my back day by day, and stood over him at night potting those black beasts when they crept up too close - for they were on our track all the time.
"The poor old
Worm turns as if she was treading on him instead of cuddling him like a pussy cat.
White rabbits went loping about the place, and occasionally came and sniffed at our shoes and shins; a fawn, with a red ribbon on its neck, walked up and examined us fearlessly; rare breeds of chickens and doves begged for crumbs, and a poor old
tailless raven hopped about with a humble, shamefaced mein which said, "Please do not notice my exposure--think how you would feel in my circumstances, and be charitable." If he was observed too much, he would retire behind something and stay there until he judged the party's interest had found another object.
He has been encouraging the poor old
lady until her last few shots have been quite good.