Well, Tom's got the real article, if ever a fellow
had," rejoined the other.
Take thy staff, Miller,'' he added, ``and keep thy head; and do you others let the fellow
go, and give him a staff there is light enough to lay on load by.
He was an uncouth fellow
, ragged and dirty and unshaven.
The old fellow
was polishing brasses, and as he came edging along until close to Clayton he said, in an undertone:
The wearer of this cloak was a young fellow
, also of about twenty-six or twenty-seven years of age, slightly above the middle height, very fair, with a thin, pointed and very light coloured beard; his eyes were large and blue, and had an intent look about them, yet that heavy expression which some people affirm to be a peculiarity.
But let me tell thee, thou stout fellow
, gin thou be a good friend it were well for us both; but gin thou be no good friend it were ill for thee.
If Numa had planned, he had planned well, for scarcely had he reached his position when the door opened and a herder's head was projected into the enclosure, the fellow
evidently seeking an explanation of the disturbance among his flock.
if I'd known what mischief I was doing to that mighty delicate machine of mine, you wouldn't have caught me reading by firelight, or studying with a glare of sunshine on my book," said Mac, peering solemnly at a magnified eye-ball; then, pushing it away, he added indignantly, "Why isn't a fellow
taught all about his works, and how to manage 'em, and not left to go blundering into all sorts of worries?
and I speak out of later knowledge--Heaven forefend me from the most of the average run of male humans who are not good fellows
, the ones cold of heart and cold of head who don't smoke, drink, or swear, or do much of anything else that is brase, and resentful, and stinging, because in their feeble fibres there has never been the stir and prod of life to well over its boundaries and be devilish and daring.
I really pity the poor fellow
, and no longer ago than yesterday sent a small matter to his wife.
Tom was somewhat inclined to resent the patronizing air of his new friend, a boy of just about his own height and age, but gifted with the most transcendent coolness and assurance, which Tom felt to be aggravating and hard to bear, but couldn't for the life of him help admiring and envying--especially when young my lord begins hectoring two or three long loafing fellows
, half porter, half stableman, with a strong touch of the blackguard, and in the end arranges with one of them, nicknamed Cooey, to carry Tom's luggage up to the School-house for sixpence.
With a pitch to help me, I'd have done something big; as it is, three for forty-one, out of the four that fell, isn't so bad for a slow bowler on a plumb wicket against those fellows
Clarence is a great ass, but he is one of the dearest and best fellows
that ever lived
He held himself to be a gentleman at heart, and did not like courting an old fellow
for his money.
You see, old fellow
," he said, "you must not take what I say in bad part; but really, between ourselves, you are in too incomplete a condition to appear in the moon