But this isn't that," and Tom picked up the magazine and leafed it to find the article he had been reading.
Oh, it's all plainly written down there," and Tom waved toward the magazine at which Ned was looking.
,' says I, `it jest spiles your gals; they get sickly, and down in the mouth; and sometimes they gets ugly,--particular yallow gals do,--and it's the devil and all gettin' on 'em broke in.
In babyhood Tom
cuffed and banged and scratched Chambers unrebuked, and Chambers early learned that between meekly bearing it and resenting it, the advantage all lay with the former policy.
But in spite of her, Tom
knew where the wind lay, now.
We jumped back behind a bush shivering, and Tom
There was hardly a moment during the days which followed when Tom
did not regret his neglected education.
dealt "Harkness's Latin Reader" a thump, which expressed his feelings better than words.
He feared much, too, lest Master Tom
should fall back again into the hands of Charity and the women.
I don't know what this - jolly old - Jaundiced Jail,' Tom
had paused to find a sufficiently complimentary and expressive name for the parental roof, and seemed to relieve his mind for a moment by the strong alliteration of this one, 'would be without you.
It's a special mercy that she did this, for if she HAD been blown over, the vixenish mare was so light, and the gig was so light, and Tom
Smart such a light weight into the bargain, that they must infallibly have all gone rolling over and over together, until they reached the confines of earth, or until the wind fell; and in either case the probability is, that neither the vixenish mare, nor the clay- coloured gig with the red wheels, nor Tom
Smart, would ever have been fit for service again.
Maggie," said Tom
, confidentially, taking her into a corner, as soon as his mother was gone out to examine his box and the warm parlor had taken off the chill he had felt from the long drive, "you don't know what I've got in