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A second cold snap came on, but cold or warm it was all the same, an unbroken trail.
It was time for a big cold snap, and he gambled on it, cutting down the weight of grub for dogs and men.
It’s contrary to the reason of the thing, boy, that a snap should count for a fire, when one is nothing more than a fire-stone striking a steel pan, and the other is sudden death; so get out of my way, boy, and let me show Billy Kirby how to shoot a Christmas turkey.”
Now, in duels, where both parties shoot, it is generally the rule that a snap is a fire; and if such is the rule where the party has a right to fire back again, it seems to me unreasonable to say that a man may stand snapping at a defenceless turkey all day.
He could not quite suppress a snarl, but he made no offer to snap. The hand, with fingers crooked and spread apart, rubbed his stomach in a playful way and rolled him from side to side.
But suddenly, with remarkable swiftness, Lip-lip leaped in, delivering a slashing snap, and leaped away again.
At the altered tones of his master's voice, Snap's meek tail re-appeared fiercely from between his legs; and Snap's lungs modestly tested his position with a brief, experimental bark.
"Find Frank!" Snap scampered into the shrubbery, with a bloodthirsty snarl at starting.
Her hand went out gingerly, and the growl rose in volume and key till it culminated in a snap.
Snap. Amount entered in Journal -- fifty cents -- which see.
The visitor saluted him with another parting snap, and his nose came down over his moustache and his moustache went up under his nose, in an ominous and ugly smile.
"Come here, Killeny," Daughtry began, bending toward him but leaping back from the snap of jaws that clipped together close to his nose