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.
Aye, among some of us old sailor chaps
, he goes by that name.
It's true, the Monsons will give me connections, and connections are almost--not quite--as good as money to get a chap
along with--but, the d l of the matter is, that connections eat and drink.
We pulled up at the beginning of the line, and pacified them, and we're never going to carry no more pea-shooters, unless they promises not to fire where there's a line of Irish chaps
back there wants burying," he said, jerking a thumb over his shoulder.
, 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.
He was a good chap
at his work, I believe, but he was a crank.
After all, then, the old chap
had some grit in him.
You recollect, down to the south'ard last year, a chap
named Hawkins was lost in his whaleboat running the Arli Passage?
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.