And I raise you five thousand just to lend a hand at keeping Jack
out," MacDonald said, in turn.
Maldon, and his voyage, and the country he was going to, and his various plans and prospects.
You know that often it has necessitated a stern struggle on your part to resist the almost insane desire which occasionally overwhelms you to plunge once again into the jungle life that claimed you for so many years, and at the same time you know, better than any other, how frightful a fate it would be for Jack
, were the trail to the savage jungle made either alluring or easy to him.
Danny, ye lie on the cable an' sleep all day," said Long Jack
But when chance threw you in my way, Jack
, and I learned to love you, I feared to tell you about my child.
I had expected to live here in ease and comfort for many centuries," said Jack
, dolefully; "but of course if the Nome King destroys everything in Oz I shall be destroyed too.
Then it struck him as a very funny thing for Jack
to come to life, especially as the expression on his pumpkin face was so droll and comical it excited laughter on the instant.
The Patchwork Girl was greatly interested in Jack
and examined him admiringly.
What he did do, with bristling neck-hair, was to stalk stiff-leggedly across the cage, turn about with his face toward the danger, and stalk stiffly back, coming to a pause alongside of Jack
, who gave him a good-natured sniff of greeting.
Come with me to his house, for Jack
is now a farmer and lives in this very pumpkin field.
Because if it was, I'd take the lead with you, Jack
, and be as wise as Begone, dull Care
He's in the hospital now,' said Jack
Hopkins, 'and he makes such a devil of a noise when he walks about, that they're obliged to muffle him in a watchman's coat, for fear he should wake the patients.