"Flat as ever so much swipes," says Phil. "Five dozen rifle and a dozen pistol.
As Phil moves about to execute this order, it appears that he is lame, though able to move very quickly.
These being drawn to opposite ends of the gallery, the trooper makes his own bed and Phil makes his.
"Phil!" says the master, walking towards him without his coat and waistcoat, and looking more soldierly than ever in his braces.
Shyness isn't among the many failings -- or virtues -- of Philippa Gordon -- Phil for short.
"Think of marrying a name like Alonzo!" said Phil dolefully.
"Not quite," laughed Anne, responding to Phil's squeeze, with a return of cordiality.
"Well, what do you think of our new friend?" asked Priscilla, when Phil had left them.
"But when I haven't it just seems like wanton cruelty--though I know Phil
wouldn't hurt me for the world.
"I'm getting terrible stiff in the joints, Phil, for climbing those stairs of yours," said Wakem, looking kindly at his son as he laid down his paper.
"This is a nice place for you, isn't it, Phil?--a capital light that from the roof, eh?" was, as usual, the first thing he said on entering the painting-room.
"But this girl seems to have been fond of you, Phil, else she wouldn't have met you in that way."