Dick had never found any one take a fancy to him so readily, nor show it in an easier or less offensive manner.
And all the while Dick smilingly consented, understanding well that he was being done, but taking his losses in the pursuit of character as a hunter sacrifices his dogs.
In changing her seat to the piano-stool, so as to be nearer her visitor, she brushed down some loose music, which Whiskey Dick hastened to pick up.
Pray don't mind it," she said, "pray don't, really--let it be--" But Whiskey Dick, feeling himself on safe ground in this attention, persisted to the bitter end of a disintegrated and well-worn "Travatore.
He don't look like it,' said Dick shaking his head, 'but these old people--there's no trusting them, Fred.
I suppose there's no doubt about his being rich'--said Dick.
Now, reader, substitute for all these exclamation points, as many ringing thumps with a brawny fist upon the table, and you have some idea of the manual exercise that Dick went through while he thus spoke.
I have counted positively upon you, my dear Dick, and I have picked you out from all the rest.
Dick had put in the crop before he went, and old Abner looked after it.
He thought maybe when Dick got home and saw his old surroundings and familiar faces his memory would wake up.
Dick, looking earnestly at me, and taking up his pen to note it down, 'when King Charles the First had his head cut off?
Dick, scratching his ear with his pen, and looking dubiously at me.