Uncle


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I am particular in describing how my uncle walked up the middle of the street, with his thumbs in his waistcoat pockets, gentlemen, because, as he often used to say (and with great reason too) there is nothing at all extraordinary in this story, unless you distinctly understand at the beginning, that he was not by any means of a marvellous or romantic turn.
Gentlemen, my uncle walked on with his thumbs in his waistcoat pockets, taking the middle of the street to himself, and singing, now a verse of a love song, and then a verse of a drinking one, and when he was tired of both, whistling melodiously, until he reached the North Bridge, which, at this point, connects the old and new towns of Edinburgh.
They did not tell their niece the sad news for several days, not wishing to make her unhappy; but one morning the little girl found Aunt Em softly crying while Uncle Henry tried to comfort her.
We must give up the farm, my dear," replied her uncle sadly, "and wander away into the world to work for our living.
That we can cure and we will," said her uncle, with a decided nod that made the curls bob on his head, to that Rose saw the gray ones underneath the brown.
But Rose stuck there, and grew so red, her uncle guessed what that trouble was.
I've been painting in the Lake District all summer, as you know," answered Uncle Blair, "and one day I just got homesick to see my little girl.
My uncle made no answer, but shifted uneasily on his seat.
No--tell the little boy we are sorry we do not know where his uncle is; but we are quite certain he hasn't been drowned in the sea.
My uncle, as I understood him, had several motives for writing to the major.
I want to get a situation, uncle, so that I may earn some money," said Tom, who never fell into circumlocution.
Of course we'll have to stay in the cabin," she said to Uncle Henry and the other passengers, "and keep as quiet as possible until the storm is over.