'Don't drown him, sell him to me instead,' begged Martin.
'Surely for a hundred florins you'll sell it?' said Martin.
"I promised when she'd growed up and brought pigs, we'd give him back two for one," Martin hastily explained.
"That's what he said," nodded Peter, carefully switching his navy plug to the opposite cheek before settling down to reply, "and sez I, 'Why, Martin, what d'ye want o' that there shoat?
Martin's feelings had undergone a complete revulsion.
'You old scoundrel!' shouted Martin, his wrath prevailing even against that blue eye.
Martin was evidently highly pleased at the invitation, and promised to be up without fail.
He happened to be an easy-going fellow, so they got a pleasant nod to their "Please may I go out?" and away they scrambled to prepare for Martin a sumptuous banquet.
Those Sundays were great days for Martin, greatest because he was with Ruth, and great, also, because they were putting him more on a par with the young men of her class.
The fact that Spencer was very little read was for some time a source of surprise to Martin. "Herbert Spencer," said the man at the desk in the library, "oh, yes, a great mind." But the man did not seem to know anything of the content of that great mind.
Martin. At Hartfield, you have had very good specimens of well educated, well bred men.
Martin is now awkward and abrupt; what will he be at Mr.