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She liked the `Laurence boy' better than ever and took several good looks at him, so that she might describe him to the girls, for they had no brothers, very few male cousins, and boys were almost unknown creatures to them.
In their feeling for the boys under their charge such men are not unlike the finer sort of women in their love of men.
urged the professor, much as one boy might urge another to take part in a ball game.
I travelled in the care of a mountain boy, Jake Marpole, one of the `hands' on my father's old farm under the Blue Ridge, who was now going West to work for my grandfather.
In an instant both boys were rolling and tumbling in the dirt, gripped together like cats; and for the space of a minute they tugged and tore at each other's hair and clothes, punched and scratched each other's nose, and covered themselves with dust and glory.
Old Master Cheever had lived so long, and seen so many generations of school-boys grow up to be men, that now he can almost prophesy what sort of a man each boy will be.
It passed the heavy time till dinner - a most unappetizing meal served to the boys and a few invalids in a corner of a barrack-room.
A few new boys appeared, and with these presently Philip found himself talking.
Day after day Kru boys, natives and Europeans down on their luck, came creeping in.
Joan and Sheldon, both armed, went through the barracks, house by house, the boss-boys assisting, and half a dozen messengers, in relay, shouting along the line the names of the boys wanted.
He walked over, the centre of the boat's crew and of the three-score return boys who were all on deck, and flashed his torch on the blanket still lying on the yams.
The little boys seemed to leer gloatingly at the blood upon the other child's face.