"I'm not surprised at that," said Uncle
Alec, half to himself, adding, in his quick way: "Who have you had to play with?"
"How, Jack?" said the old gentleman, "and are you really then not married to this young woman?" "No, upon my honour," answered Nightingale, "I have told you the simple truth." "My dear boy," cries the uncle
, kissing him, "I am heartily glad to hear it.
Tom, roused from his dream of the future to a thorough consciousness of the present, made all the greater haste to reach the warehouse offices of Guest & Co., where he expected to find his uncle
'Of all the ruinous and desolate places my uncle
had ever beheld, this was the most so.
"Weel," said my uncle
, "I dinnae care what he said, he leed, and the solemn God's truth is this, that I gave him twenty pound.
Blair took the Story Girl away would not life become rather savourless on the hill farm?
It is superintended by both the executors, and by my uncle
's lawyer, who is personally, as well as professionally, known to Mr.
As for Uncle
Henry, he thought his little niece merely a dreamer, as her dead mother had been, for he could not quite believe all the curious stories Dorothy told them of the Land of Oz, which she had several times visited.
He was a strong man, a kind uncle
and the best sailor in the South Atlantic.
I have only to leave this place, and your uncle
would be satisfied, and you would be relieved from all the cares that are pressing on you now."
The tranquil Ilagin, Nicholas, Natasha, and "Uncle
" flew, reckless of where and how they went, seeing only the borzois and the hare and fearing only to lose sight even for an instant of the chase.
Here is Uncle
Silas, all these years a preacher--at his own expense; all these years doing good with all his might and every way he can think of--at his own expense, all the time; always been loved by everybody, and respected; always been peaceable and minding his own business, the very last man in this whole deestrict to touch a person, and everybody knows it.
He disliked seeing his uncle
, so like his mother, for it called up those memories of which he was ashamed.
"How is Uncle
Henry?" she enquired, after a pause during which the horse continued to trot with long, regular strides.
Dorothy was eager to go with him on this journey, and Uncle
Henry thought she would be good company and help cheer him up; so he decided to take her along.