HUNCA MUNCA up in her chair, and chopped at the ham with another lead knife.
THE ham broke off the plate with a jerk, and rolled under the table.
We were welcomed by a very civil woman in a white apron, whom I had seen curtseying at the door when I was on Ham's back, about a quarter of a mile off.
'Well, sir, if you can make out here, fur a fortnut, 'long wi' her,' nodding at his sister, 'and Ham, and little Em'ly, we shall be proud of your company.'
Then the mice told her that the witch had a cat, and the cat was very fond of ham; if she would give the cat her ham, it would show her the way out of the wood, and in the meantime they would spin the yarn for her.
So they stroked her, and fed her with ham, and said to her:
But some of the visitors alighted and did not depart after the handsome treating to veal and ham. Brother Jonah, for example (there are such unpleasant people in most families; perhaps even in the highest aristocracy there are Brobdingnag specimens, gigantically in debt and bloated at greater expense)--Brother Jonah, I say, having come down in the world, was mainly supported by a calling which he was modest enough not to boast of, though it was much better than swindling either on exchange or turf, but which did not require his presence at Brassing so long as he had a good corner to sit in and a supply of food.
"I don't mind if I have a slice of that ham, and a glass of that ale, Miss Garth, if you will allow me," he said, coming into the parlor at half-past eleven, after having had the exceptional privilege of seeing old Featherstone, and standing with his back to the fire between Mrs.
The animation and variety wanting at Ham Farm were far from being supplied by the company in the house.
The ladies at Ham Farm practiced the pious observance of the evening on this plan.
She was idly arranging her little morsels of ham
in a pattern on her plate.
Then Tom tumbled his ham
over the bluff and let himself down after it, tearing both skin and clothes to some extent in the effort.
Here there stood a white house within a walled garden, and in the pantry of this domicile we found a store of food--two loaves of bread in a pan, an uncooked steak, and the half of a ham
. I give this catalogue so precisely because, as it happened, we were destined to subsist upon this store for the next fortnight.
I wonder, thought I, if this can possibly be a part of his Ramadan; do they fast on their hams
that way in his native island.
So through various yawning holes there slipped to the floor below--to one room hams
, to another forequarters, to another sides of pork.