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Mrs Cratchit made the gravy (ready beforehand in a little saucepan) hissing hot; Master Peter mashed the potatoes with incredible vigour; Miss Belinda sweetened up the apple-sauce; Martha dusted the hot plates; Bob took Tiny Tim beside him in a tiny corner at the table; the two young Cratchits set chairs for everybody, not forgetting themselves, and mounting guard upon their posts, crammed spoons into their mouths, lest they should shriek for goose before their turn came to be helped.
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.
Come along with me, Carmack, and get staked,' says Bob Henderson to me.
And what's more, if there's anything in it, why ain't Bob Henderson smoking along to record?
Dear Bob,' said she, 'what is to become of poor Tip?
With exemplary swiftness Bob Gliddery departed, and returned.
You Bob Gliddery there, put the chain upon the door and get ye down to your supper.
With an alacrity that seemed no less referable to the pepperer fact than to the supper fact, Bob obeyed, and his boots were heard descending towards the bed of the river.
Bob Sawyer slightly nodded his assent to the proposition, and asked Mr.
So we should,' replied Bob Sawyer, 'but the brandy was too good to leave in a hurry; wasn't it, Ben?
Can't, indeed,' rejoined Bob Sawyer, 'I wouldn't mind a brain, but I couldn't stand a whole head.
Such qualities in an inferior, who could always be treated with authority in spite of his superior knowingness, had necessarily a fatal fascination for Tom; and every holiday-time Maggie was sure to have days of grief because he had gone off with Bob.
Bob knew all about this particular affair, and spoke of the sport with an enthusiasm which no one who is not either divested of all manly feeling, or pitiably ignorant of rat-catching, can fail to imagine.
Bob continued, pointing with an air of disgust toward Yap, "he's no more good wi' a rot nor nothin'.