thieving


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Tramping, begging, thieving, working sometimes when I could - though that warn't as often as you may think, till you put the question whether you would ha' been over-ready to give me work yourselves - a bit of a poacher, a bit of a labourer, a bit of a waggoner, a bit of a haymaker, a bit of a hawker, a bit of most things that don't pay and lead to trouble, I got to be a man.
But taking place at the time it did, and for the reason that it did, no one could ever make me believe that my mother was guilty of thieving.
Lord bless you, I knew all about 'em-- a little in what you may call the respectable thieving line-- the high style of receiving-house--none of your holes and corners-- first-rate.
Indeed, the nest was half filled with a most curious collection of small articles for which the birds could have no use, but which the thieving Jackdaws had stolen during many years from the homes of men.
It's morality and civic duty now with you; on the new job it would be backing up a thieving railroad with.
Duty rose above fear, and thieving gods learned to leave Grey Beaver's property alone.
I will show you that there are better men left in England than ever went thieving to France.
It might be the assembling of a particularly jolly crowd; a touch of anger against my architect or against a thieving stone-mason working on my barn; the death of my favourite horse in a barbed wire fence; or news of good fortune in the morning mail from my dealings with editors and publishers.
When it comes to a knowledge of the law, of how best to evade the law or make new law for the benefit of thieving corporations, I am down in the dirt at your feet.
I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown.
It was an inextricable mess of things decent in themselves but that human folly made look like the spoils of thieving.