'What a demd rum fellow you are, Nickleby,' said the gentleman, 'the demdest, longest-headed, queerest-tempered old coiner of gold and silver ever was--demmit.'
'My life,' said Mr Mantalini, 'what a demd devil of a time you have been!'
'Then what a doubly demd infernal rascal that footman must be, my soul,' remonstrated Mr Mantalini.
'Yes; and some of 'em demd handsome, too,' said the master.
Even Mr Mantalini felt their influence, and turning affrighted round, exclaimed: 'What a demd horrid croaking!'