The beasts--however, it is simply absurd to suppose he did not know any more than to feed the beasts on oyster
Charley and I knew nothing of the oyster industry, while his head was an encyclopaedia of facts concerning it.
Our faces were unfamiliar on the Lower Bay, but as the Reindeer was well known as a fish-patrol sloop, the Greek boy, whose name was Nicholas, and I were to sail some innocent-looking craft down to Asparagus Island and join the oyster pirates' fleet.
And the Queen began to make love to me, the latest recruit to the oyster
pirate fleet, and no mere hand, but a master and owner.
But the greatest miracle of the night was little Jacob, who ate oysters
as if he had been born and bred to the business--sprinkled the pepper and the vinegar with a discretion beyond his years--and afterwards built a grotto on the table with the shells.
But when saying this, the man with the worn boots cast an uneasy look at his table, from which the oysters
had disappeared, and upon which there was nothing left but a morsel of salt bacon.
A moment later he stepped briskly from his dressing-room, and observed that if she wanted to buy more oysters
he thought he knew where they could find a fishmonger's shop still open.
Gaynsforth answered,--"some oysters
, a chicken en casserole, lettuce salad, some cheese, and a magnum of Pommery.
Well, then, my friend, you give us two--or better say three--dozen oysters
, clear soup with vegetables.
Skinner saw the preparations for their repast, the oysters
, the cocktails in tall glasses, the magnum of champagne in ice, and chuckled.
This refection of oysters
was not presided over by Affery, but by the girl who had appeared when the bell was rung; the same who had been in the dimly-lighted room last night.
It's a wery remarkable circumstance, Sir,' said Sam, 'that poverty and oysters
always seem to go together.