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In their sty, moreover, they behaved more piggishly than the pigs that had been born so; for they bit and snorted at one another, put their feet in the trough, and gobbled up their victuals in a ridiculous hurry; and, when there was nothing more to be had, they made a great pile of themselves among some unclean straw, and fell fast asleep.
Only those very insignificant ones of Victuals and Drink.
This is better than some other meat that I ate with the Sikh,' said Kim, grinning as he squatted, 'and assuredly they give no such victuals at my madrissah.
It is a shameful and unblessed thing, to take the scum of people, and wicked condemned men, to be the people with whom you plant; and not only so, but it spoileth the plantation; for they will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy, and do mischief, and spend victuals, and be quickly weary, and then certify over to their country, to the discredit of the plantation.
Well, I suppose you'll want a dish o' tay, or victuals of some sort, hey?
We know what it is to have no appetite and not to care for the dainty victuals placed before us, but we do not understand what it means to sicken for food--to die for bread while others waste it--to gaze with famished eyes upon coarse fare steaming behind dingy windows, longing for a pen'orth of pea pudding and not having the penny to buy it--to feel that a crust would be delicious and that a bone would be a banquet.
Only when a person lays in victuals for tea, a person does it with a view--perhaps--more to time.
Nature hates peeping, and our mothers speak her very sense when they say, "Children, eat your victuals, and say no more of it.
I should like you to ply him well with the victuals, my dears, for I should think he must be very hungry.
Now, I bethink me it were ill of us to fight with good victuals standing so nigh, and such a feast as would befit two stout fellows such as we are.
We got a big Gladstone for the clothes, and a couple of hampers for the victuals and the cooking utensils.
They will not sting, but they may infest the victuals," said Miss Allan, and measures were taken at once to divert the ants from their course.