"He's none so full now, the Floss isn't," said Bob, as he kicked the water up before him, with an agreeable sense of being insolent to it.
" I don't care about a flood comin'," said Bob; "I don't mind the water, no more nor the land.
And then if the flood came, you know, Bob, I shouldn't mind.
"I aren't frighted," said Bob, to whom hunger did not appear so appalling.
"I've got a halfpenny o' my own," said Bob, proudly, coming out of the water and tossing his halfpenny in the air.
Bob Sawyer adjusted his skates with a dexterity which to Mr.
Bob Sawyer was performing a flourish of unparalleled beauty.
Bob Sawyer on the advisability of bleeding the company generally, as an improving little bit of professional practice--it was at this very moment, that a face, head, and shoulders, emerged from beneath the water, and disclosed the features and spectacles of Mr.
Bob Sawyer very justly observed, that there is nothing like hot punch in such cases; and that if ever hot punch did fail to act as a preventive, it was merely because the patient fell into the vulgar error of not taking enough of it.
Bob Sawyer, thrusting his forefinger between two of Mr.
Bob said he didn't believe there ever was such a goose cooked.
Bob Cratchit said, and calmly too, that he regarded it as the greatest success achieved by Mrs Cratchit since their marriage.
Then all the Cratchit family drew round the hearth, in what Bob Cratchit called a circle, meaning half a one; and at Bob Cratchit's elbow stood the family display of glass.
These held the hot stuff from the jug, however, as well as golden goblets would have done; and Bob served it out with beaming looks, while the chestnuts on the fire sputtered and cracked noisily.
And what's more, if there's anything in it, why ain't Bob
Henderson smoking along to record?"