Thank ye, my lad," said the man, running in for his hat; then pausing for a moment, "Will you give evidence of what you saw if I should bring the fellow
up before a magistrate?
I had a fellow
, now, in this yer last lot I took to Orleans--'t was as good as a meetin, now, really, to hear that critter pray; and he was quite gentle and quiet like.
,'' continued he, addressing Gurth, ``canst thou use the staff, that thou starts to it so readily?
He was an uncouth fellow
, ragged and dirty and unshaven.
The old fellow
was polishing brasses, and as he came edging along until close to Clayton he said, in an undertone:
The wearer of this cloak was a young fellow
, also of about twenty-six or twenty-seven years of age, slightly above the middle height, very fair, with a thin, pointed and very light coloured beard; his eyes were large and blue, and had an intent look about them, yet that heavy expression which some people affirm to be a peculiarity.
But let me tell thee, thou stout fellow
, gin thou be a good friend it were well for us both; but gin thou be no good friend it were ill for thee.
Oh, my dear fellow
, we're in such a stew here these last two days.
Here the old man's eyes gleamed with a curiously mingled satisfaction in the consciousness that this smart young fellow
relied upon him, and that the smart young fellow
was rather a fool for doing so.
If Numa had planned, he had planned well, for scarcely had he reached his position when the door opened and a herder's head was projected into the enclosure, the fellow
evidently seeking an explanation of the disturbance among his flock.
In this manner they had not proceeded far when they met a company of women and children: "Why, you lazy old fellow
," cried several tongues at once, "how can you ride upon the beast, while that poor little lad there can hardly keep pace by the side of you?
You mustn't make fun of him, for he's a good old fellow
, and you'd be just as ugly if your flesh was off," said Rose, defending her new friend with warmth.