billy


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billy

adult male goat.
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The man who walks at your head--Or sits on your back--Or holds the nose rope--Or twists your tail," said Billy and the troop-horse and the camel and the bullocks one after the other.
Now you want to know too much, young un," said Billy, "and that is one way of getting kicked.
Last came the screw guns, and Billy the mule carried himself as though he commanded all the troops, and his harness was oiled and polished till it winked.
It would have been literally impossible for her to touch Billy, even when he was naughtiest and most exasperating, with other than infinite love, but she had an even firmness of her own.
I opened the door," confessed Billy, troubled, frank eyes looking straight into his father's.
Nevertheless, with a last convulsive hug and a broken "Mother can't help it, darling," she put Billy on his feet, her tormented heart wrung with bitterness as Martin took the clinging child from her and carried him away, hysterical and resisting.
she asked herself miserably, stabbed by the added fear that Billy might not forgive her.
You see, Billy," she explained, "hogs are meant to eat meat like dogs or bears or tigers.
If he really didn't care about you, Billy, it wouldn't bother him what you did.
Martin would insist upon an agricultural course, but she would use all her tact and rally all her powers that Billy might be given the opportunity to fit himself for some congenial occupation.
An' my mother, too," Billy added, pride touching his own voice.
Gruffly, Billy said, "It's all right--forget it, sport;" and sullenly he shook hands and with a slow, massive movement thrust the other back toward his own table.