Now, there was Tom Loker, my old partner, down in Natchez; he was a clever fellow
, Tom was, only the very devil with niggers,--on principle 't was, you see, for a better hearted feller never broke bread; 't was his system, sir.
At this he turned upon the steward and gave him such a rap that his back went nigh in two, and over went the fat fellow
rolling on the floor.
The other officers were coarse, illiterate fellows
, but little above the villainous crew they bullied, and were only too glad to avoid social intercourse with the polished English noble and his lady, so that the Claytons were left very much to themselves.
A fine fellow
he was--and had a property of four thousand souls in his day.
Ay, that will I give thee a song, my lovely fellow
," quoth the Tinker, "for I never tasted such ale in all my days before.
He was certainly an affectionate fellow
, and as he had grown from boy to man, he had grown in love with his old playmate, notwithstanding that share in the higher education of the country which had exalted his views of rank and income.
There was, however, the chance that the fellow
had been captured in childhood and that through long years of non-use his native language had become lost to him, but then there always had been an element of chance connected with nearly every event of Tarzan's life, so he waited patiently until in the performance of his duties the black man approached a little table which stood near the niche in which Tarzan and the Englishman hid.
You are getting altogether too strong-minded, Rose; most girls would have been in a jolly twitter to see this old fellow
waggling his finger at them," complained Charlie, squeezing out from his tight quarters, dusty and disgusted.
I really pity the poor fellow
, and no longer ago than yesterday sent a small matter to his wife.
You see," said his friend, as they strolled up towards the school-gates, in explanation of his conduct, "a great deal depends on how a fellow
cuts up at first.
I was therefore much surprised when a young fellow
of the exquisite type came and squeezed himself in between us, and met with a perfectly civil reception despite the liberty.
, he loses time, and time is money as the good proverb says--I never found it out though.