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The ragged girl retreated and the urchin in the corner drew his legs carefully beneath him.
The ragged girl went stealthily over to the corner where the urchin lay.
Here is a ragged, oriental-looking Negro from some desert place in interior Africa, filling his goatskin with water from a stained and battered fountain built by the Romans twelve hundred years ago.
The latter are exceedingly scarce--so much so that when poor ragged Arabs see one they beg to be allowed to kiss it.
So the ragged stranger found money and food and drink everywhere at his disposal, and he feasted right comfortably till the afternoon.
The Sheriff noted his queer figure and asked: "Who is that ragged fellow?
The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, be- come ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.
Sancho from his sack, and the goatherd from his pouch, furnished the Ragged One with the means of appeasing his hunger, and what they gave him he ate like a half-witted being, so hastily that he took no time between mouthfuls, gorging rather than swallowing; and while he ate neither he nor they who observed him uttered a word.
These words of the Ragged One reminded Don Quixote of the tale his squire had told him, when he failed to keep count of the goats that had crossed the river and the story remained unfinished; but to return to the Ragged One, he went on to say:
Their uninvited guest, unlike the generality of his tribe, was somewhat dirty as well as ragged and they had no relish for such a messmate.
He rises unsteadily from the bed, lays the pipe upon the hearth- stone, draws back the ragged curtain, and looks with repugnance at his three companions.
One's the old deaf and dumb Spaniard that's ben around here once or twice, and t'other's a mean-looking, ragged --"