"By the powers, Tom Morgan, it's as good for you!" exclaimed the landlord.
"We was a-talkin' of keel-hauling," answered Morgan.
And then, as Morgan rolled back to his seat, Silver added to me in a confidential whisper that was very flattering, as I thought, "He's quite an honest man, Tom Morgan, on'y stupid.
If we don't buy the Morgan place someone else will--and there is no other house in the Glen we would care to have, and no other really good site on which to build.
The Morgan place is beautiful, and in time we would love it.
The Morgan place will suit us in every essential particular--we really can't afford to miss such a chance.
Morgan," I asked abruptly, "do you know a place up there called Macarger's Gulch?"
"By the way," said Morgan, "the name of the gulch is a corruption; it should have been called 'MacGregor's.' My dear," he added, speaking to his wife, "Mr.
"There was an old shanty once in the gulch," Morgan resumed when the ruin wrought by my awkwardness had been repaired, "but just previously to my visit it had been blown down, or rather blown away, for its debris was scattered all about, the very floor being parted, plank from plank.
General Morgan will be able to enlighten us on this point."
"If we follow the usual proportion," replied Morgan, "a diameter of 108 inches would require sides of two feet thickness, or less."
And so they parted; each persuaded that the other had less life in him than himself; and both greatly consoled and comforted by the little fiction they had agreed upon, respecting Becky Morgan
, whose decease was no longer a precedent of uncomfortable application, and would be no business of theirs for half a score of years to come.
was the main attraction, the conspicuous per- sonality here; she was head chief of this household, that was plain.
and Raff are willing to pay for it." A glance at her hurt expression decided him.
* Though this can only be decided by comparison with other members of the species, and thus exposes us to the need of comparison which we thought an objection to Professor Lloyd Morgan