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Ginger usually requested Pickles to serve them, because he said it made his mouth water.
I have the same feeling about rats," replied Pickles, "but it would never do to eat our own customers; they would leave us and go to Tabitha Twitchit's.
And Pickles makes a low bow and says, "With pleasure, madam," and it is written down in a book.
The customers come again and again, and buy quantities, in spite of being afraid of Ginger and Pickles.
As there was always no money, Ginger and Pickles were obliged to eat their own goods.
1st there was still no money, and Pickles was unable to buy a dog licence.
At eight o'clock, the shelves being taken down and put away and the tables joined together, everybody sat down to the tea, coffee, bread, butter, salmon, shad, liver, steak, potatoes, pickles, ham, chops, black-puddings, and sausages, all over again.
Inside she found, nicely wrapped in white papers, a ham sandwich, a piece of sponge-cake, a pickle, a slice of new cheese and an apple.
Oh, I'm sure it was ripe," declared Dorothy, "all, that is, 'cept the pickle, and a pickle just HAS to be green, Billina.
Come, my lad," says Western, "d'off thy quoat and wash thy feace; for att in a devilish pickle, I promise thee.
I have found out your fine gentleman, and a fine gentleman he was,' says she; 'but, mercy on him, he is in a sad pickle now.
but he is in a sad pickle now'; and so she told me all that her friend had said to her.