Ah, sweet sir, and leave my wife and chick
with- out bread and shelter?
, out of the profundity of his artfulness, preferring "veal and ham and French beans--and don't you forget the stuffing, Polly" (with an unearthly cock of his venerable eye), Mr.
To his right walked a huge red-headed man, with broad smile and merry twinkle, whose clothes seemed to be bursting and splitting at every seam, as though he were some lusty chick
who was breaking bravely from his shell.
I'm getting old, Cornelia,' he said, `and I've no chick
or child of my own.
Why, supposing I had a knowledge of some property--some little property--very little--to which this pretty chick
was entitled; which nobody does or can know of at this time, but which her husband could sweep into his pouch, if he knew as much as I do, would that account for--'
But in place of the white and the yolk of the egg, a little yellow Chick
, fluffy and gay and smiling, escaped from it.
He waited for him at the doors of the school after every lesson and every calling-over; watched that no tricks were played him, and none but the regulation questions asked; kept his eye on his plate at dinner and breakfast, to see that no unfair depredations were made upon his viands; in short, as East remarked, cackled after him like a hen with one chick
I always said she was sent to console me for never having chick
or child of my own.
John Street; then, crossing into Smithfield, went down Chick
Lane and into Field Lane to Holborn Bridge, when, mixing with the crowd of people usually passing there, it was not possible to have been found out; and thus I enterprised my second sally into the world.
This year it was to be a plantation of sun flowers, the seeds of which cheerful land aspiring plant were to feed Aunt Cockle-top and her family of chicks
It had all been a great worry and, on his own part doubtless, a series of blunders, but he immensely pitied the poor chicks
and had done all he could; had in particular sent them down to his other house, the proper place for them being of course the country, and kept them there, from the first, with the best people he could find to look after them, parting even with his own servants to wait on them and going down himself, whenever he might, to see how they were doing.
But if there be a whole nest of you hatching here by the waterside, cluck out the other chicks
and I'll make shift to fight them all.
There is quite a concert of noises; the great bull-dog, chained against the stables, is thrown into furious exasperation by the unwary approach of a cock too near the mouth of his kennel, and sends forth a thundering bark, which is answered by two fox- hounds shut up in the opposite cow-house; the old top-knotted hens, scratching with their chicks
among the straw, set up a sympathetic croaking as the discomfited cock joins them; a sow with her brood, all very muddy as to the legs, and curled as to the tail, throws in some deep staccato notes; our friends the calves are bleating from the home croft; and, under all, a fine ear discerns the continuous hum of human voices.
Translated literally--The Great Poulterer] can find for all his chicks
But the poor young ravens lay upon the ground, flapping their wings, and crying: 'Oh, what helpless chicks