"He gave himself up and stood trial," Charley answered.
Several days passed after the visit of Big Alec, during which Charley and I kept a sharp watch on him.
The people of Rattleborough had, indeed, so high an opinion of the wisdom and discretion of "Old Charley," that the greater part of them felt disposed to agree with him, and not make a stir in the business "until something should turn up," as the honest old gentleman worded it; and I believe that, after all this would have been the general determination, but for the very suspicious interference of Mr.
I forget, however, by what ingenious train of reasoning it was that "Old Charley" finally convinced the assembly that this was the most injudicious plan that could be pursued.
"There are no chips on the table", Sitka Charley explained.
Everybody say, 'Charley, two hundred dollars you take me in canoe,' 'Charley, three hundred dollars,' 'Charley, four hundred dollars.' I say no, all the time I say no.
Came the morning when Binu Charley noticed that the women and children had disappeared.
Here, hiding new trail, Binu Charley had carried him for a quarter of a mile into the heart of the deepest jungle, and hidden him in a big banyan tree.
'No more it has,' said Charley. 'Why don't you put yourself under Fagin, Oliver?'
'And so be able to retire on your property, and do the gen-teel: as I mean to, in the very next leap-year but four that ever comes, and the forty-second Tuesday in Trinity-week,' said Charley Bates.
"And do you live alone here with these babies, Charley
?" said my guardian.
'It's not the dead of the night, Charley
. It's nigh six in the morning.'