He said no, it was his duty to stand whatever the law done
to him, and he would stick to the jail plumb through to the end, even if there warn't no door to it.
Jim said the moon could a LAID them; well, that looked kind of reasonable, so I didn't say nothing against it, because I've seen a frog lay most as many, so of course it could be done. We used to watch the stars that fell, too, and see them streak down.
They done it, and soon as they was aboard I lit out for our towhead, and in about five or ten minutes we heard the dogs and the men away off, shouting.
But, all his arts were brought to a standstill, like himself when Bradley, turning into a green lane or riding by the river-side--a solitary spot run wild in nettles, briars, and brambles, and encumbered with the scathed trunks of a whole hedgerow of felled trees, on the outskirts of a little wood--began stepping on these trunks and dropping down among them and stepping on them again, apparently as a schoolboy might have done, but assuredly with no schoolboy purpose, or want of purpose.
If I had done it as alleged, is it conceivable that I would have made this and this mistake?
I've pretty well done with my wild oats-- turned fifty-five.
"Yes, I've done," said Raffles, taking hold of his hat which stood before him on the table, and giving it a sort of oratorical push.
'I've done you a piece of good service, Nancy,' he began: then seeing me, he acknowledged my presence by a slight bow.
'Take care of it,' said he, 'and don't let it go near the rabbit-warren, for the gamekeeper swears he'll shoot it if he sees it there again: he would have done so to-day, if I had not been in time to stop him.
"I love you all, and have done
no harm to anyone; and what have you done
to me?"- said her charming, pathetic, dead face.
You don't tell how it was done
. I know you smothered him--but I don't know how.
His specialty was to tell you what any individual on the face of the globe was doing at the moment; and what he had done
at any time in the past, and what he would do at any time in the future.