Jacks said, "I have not come here to gratify any personal curiosity.
Jacks admitted; "but, you see, in the case of theories one must build them brick by brick.
"I won't hump you, Jack," he said, contenting himself with calling the requisite two thousand.
"I see that six thousand, and I raise her five thousand...just to try and keep you out, Jack."
'What a jolly old Jack
it is!' cries the young fellow, with a clap of his hands.
Come with me to his house, for Jack
is now a farmer and lives in this very pumpkin field."
It is certain that Jack
Pumpkinhead might have had a much finer house to live in had he wanted it, for Ozma loved the stupid fellow, who had been her earliest companion; but Jack
preferred his pumpkin house, as it matched himself very well, and in this he was not so stupid, after all.
's all right, and works fine!" he said to himself, panting with the unusual exertion.
," she said; "you know I do not approve of such exhibitions."
While we were comforting ourselves by the fire after our meal, the Jack
- who was sitting in a corner, and who had a bloated pair of shoes on, which he had exhibited while we were eating our eggs and bacon, as interesting relics that he had taken a few days ago from the feet of a drowned seaman washed ashore - asked me if we had seen a four-oared galley going up with the tide?
Without saying a word she took hold of the winch (it was turned by handpower then), and round she swung him, and Jack
began to flop about inside.
What he did do, with bristling neck-hair, was to stalk stiff-leggedly across the cage, turn about with his face toward the danger, and stalk stiffly back, coming to a pause alongside of Jack
, who gave him a good-natured sniff of greeting.