Beggar


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BEGGAR. One who obtains his livelihood by asking alms. The laws of several of the states punish begging as an offence.

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Then up rose Robin and took his stout staff in his hand, likewise, and slipped ten golden angels into his pouch; for no beggar's garb was among the stores of the band, so he was fain to run his chance of meeting a beggar and buying his clothes of him.
"But they received me not," said the voluntary beggar, "thou knowest it, forsooth.
Immediately afterwards Ulysses came inside, looking like a poor miserable old beggar, leaning on his staff and with his clothes all in rags.
Four or five of them obeyed at once, two remaining on the road with the formidable beggar. There was a pause, then a cry of surprise, and then a voice shouting from the house, "Bill's dead."
He is not a down-country beggar,' Kim went on severely, addressing the stars.
This thing of using the common beggar's trick and the common beggar's shibboleth to put you on your liberality when you were expecting a simple straightforward commercial transaction, adds a little to your prospering sense of irritation.
"Let us go and see your beggar, sir, and if he is such as you describe him, you are right -- it will be you who have discovered the true treasure."
I approached the beggar in question, and handed him the coin.
He called to his guard and bade them watch the beggar. But Rob had already turned swiftly, lost himself in the throng, and headed straight for the town gate.
Let's go after him." And she led him out of the room, unnoticed by the rest of the party, who were wholly absorbed in watching the old Beggar.
So the grand-vizir went back to the bridge; gave the blind beggar first a piece of money and then a blow, delivered the Caliph's message, and rejoined his master.
Martin, stopping as you ride gallantly through the world to share your cloak with the beggar."