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But a fortni't ago I'd a rare bit o' luck,--I allays thought I was a lucky chap, for I niver set a trap but what I catched something; but this wasn't trap, it was a fire i' Torry's mill, an' I doused it, else it 'ud set th' oil alight, an' the genelman gen me ten suvreigns; he gen me 'em himself last week.
That chap, I was a saying, though he has all his faculties about him, somewheres or another, bottled up and corked down, has no more imagination than Barnaby has.
no matter though, i know many chaps that hav'n't got any, --good luck to 'em; and they are all the better off for it.
The old chap," aside, "likes a little humbug, as well as a girl.
He was a good chap at his work, I believe, but he was a crank.
At first the young gents was werry lively on him; but afore we got in, seeing how steady the old chap come on, they was quite quiet, and laid their heads together what they should do.
You think you got 'old of a chap you can kick and 'it like you do your private soldiers--you're jolly well mistaken.
After all, then, the old chap had some grit in him.
The most sure and most precautious chap that ever handled niggers.
As I was saying, you're a needy chap that I pick up in the street.
But damn the bit of manners has the fellow, any more than if he was one of them Guineas down in the kitchen there; and so as he was sheering nearer, every stretch he made toward the house, I could do no better than to let your honor know that the chap was in the offing.
Why, I told t'oother chap to look sharp ootside door, and tell 'un d'rectly he coom, thot we war faint wi' hoonger.