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said Alfred; "one of Tom Jefferson's pieces of French sentiment and humbug.
I said, what a set of humbugs we were in general, and I showed you the scraps of the Prince's nails to prove it.
He was a tall, good-looking fellow enough; but if ever there was a humbug in the shape of a groom Alfred Smirk was the man.
I took quick note of that; it indicated that a humbug didn't need to have a reputation in this asylum; people stood ready to take him at his word, without that.
He waited until the place had become absolutely silent and expectant, then he delivered his deadliest shot; delivered it with ice-cold seriousness and deliberation, with a significant emphasis upon the closing words: he said he believed that the reward offered for the lost knife was humbug and bunkum, and that its owner would know where to find it whenever he should have occasion TO ASSASSINATE SOMEBODY.
WELL, all day we went through the humbug of watching one another, and it was pretty sickly business for two of us and hard to act out, I can tell you.
If I don't save her from the hands of that humbug," he said, aloud, as he went to bed, "she is lost.
I bear you no malice for it, Dick; you were right; I am a humbug.
The old chap," aside, "likes a little humbug, as well as a girl.
But I would like (though not accustomed to betting) to wager a large sum that not one of the few first-rate skippers of racing yachts has ever been a humbug.
It's all humbug, his talking about economy, when every one knows that business in America has completely recovered, that the prostration is all over, and that immense fortunes are being made.
You're more than that," said the Scarecrow, in a grieved tone; "you're a humbug.