But be easy, be easy, this here harpooneer I have been tellin' you of has just arrived from the south seas, where he bought up a lot of 'balmed New Zealand heads (great curios, you know), and he's sold all on 'em
but one, and that one he's trying to sell to-night, cause to-morrow's Sunday, and it would not do to be sellin' human heads about the streets when folks is goin' to churches.
They are mighty onpleasant; but, as I manages business, I generally avoids 'em
Don't they give 'em
holidays, the way we do, Christmas and New Year's week, and Fourth of July?
But if you was to go to Europe you'd see a raft of 'em
When father died I was bound I'd never let anybody know how I was left, for that spites 'em
worse than anything else; but there's ways o' findin' out, an' they found out, hard as I fought
She had a lot in a place she was fond of, an' she loved 'em
like they was children--or robins.
But they said it was along of his wife's dying; though there's reasons in things as nobody knows on--that's pretty much what I've made out; yet some folks are so wise, they'll find you fifty reasons straight off, and all the while the real reason's winking at 'em
in the corner, and they niver see't.
to that eternal doctor swab, and tell him to pipe all hands--magistrates and sich--and he'll lay 'em
aboard at the Admiral Benbow--all old Flint's crew, man and boy, all on 'em
If the truth was known," he added, more soberly, "THEY'VE licked US about every clip up to now; but this time--this time--we'll lick 'em
I'm no reader o' the paper myself," he observed to-night, as he filled his pipe, "though I might read it fast enough if I liked, for there's Miss Lyddy has 'em
and 's done with 'em
i' no time.
Then you see that great thing there like a great big rusty nail sticking up higher than all the houses, and that one yonder, and that, and how something's fell in between 'em
among the houses.
And it's very strange, that when you've the care of 'em
you've no better control over 'em
I dunno what they are -- I never bothered to look in 'em
, but the address on the top one is
Nothin'," came the answer; "only there's seven of 'em
But, Lor' bless you, we gets into such rows all 'long the road, what wi' their pea- shooters, and long whips, and hollering, and upsetting every one as comes by, I'd a sight sooner carry one or two on 'em
, sir, as I may be a-carryin' of you now, than a coach-load.