Two or three examined it minutely when Jacobs
let it go.
As for Jacob, he had thrust his pitchfork into the ground, and had thrown himself down beside it, in thorough abandonment to the unprecedented pleasure of having five lozenges in his mouth at once, blinking meanwhile, and making inarticulate sounds of gustative content.
"Here, Jacob," said David, in an insinuating tone, handing the box to him, "I'll give 'em all to you.
"Had you only seen Master Jacob at that moment!" continued Rosa.
"'It is infamous,' said Master Jacob, 'it is odious!
"Go home all of you to dinner," said the schoolmaster, "except Jacob
must stop where he is; and the ghost may bring him his dinner, if the ghost pleases."
And what's he to have it for, and where are they, eh!' The good woman was so much alarmed by the sudden apparition of this unknown piece of ugliness, that she hastily caught the baby from its cradle and retreated into the furthest corner of the room; while little Jacob
, sitting upon his stool with his hands on his knees, looked full at him in a species of fascination, roaring lustily all the time.
He never responded to more than one encore, which was always "Home, Sweet Home." After that, while the audience clapped and stamped its approval and delight of the dog Caruso, Jacob
Henderson would appear on the stage, bowing and smiling in stereotyped gladness and gratefulness, rest his right hand on Michael's shoulders with a play-acted assumption of comradeliness, whereupon both Henderson and Michael would bow ere the final curtain went down.
Doodle-calf, in floods of tears, had pressed upon him with spluttering earnestness his lame pet hedgehog (he had always some poor broken-down beast or bird by him); but this Tom had been obliged to refuse, by the Squire's order.
Esau found Jacob
rich, beloved by wives and children, and traveling in state, with servants, herds of cattle and trains of camels--but he himself was still the uncourted outcast this brother had made him.
`Is that the chance and hope you mentioned, Jacob
?' he demanded, in a faltering voice.
Picture the corps de ballet scuttling down the Jacob
's ladder and dividing the suicide's rope among themselves in less time than it takes to write!