"Well - damn - my eyes!" said Private Dormer in an awed whisper.
"Damn Private Dormer and you too!" said Bobby Wick, running the blotter over the half-finished letter.
It is something more than the mere fact of her choosing to disguise herself to forward her own private
ends that causes my present perplexity.
It has been objected that upon the abolition of private
property all work will cease, and universal laziness will overtake us.
Either the wooden horse was careless, or it failed to properly time the descent of the hammer, for the mighty weapon caught it squarely upon its head, and thumped it against the ground so powerfully that the private flew off its back high into the air, and landed upon one of the giant's cast-iron arms.
Billina having fluttered under the hammer, it now remained only to rescue the private who was riding upon the iron giant's arm, high in the air.
But it may be asked how Individualism, which is now more or less dependent on the existence of private
property for its development, will benefit by the abolition of such private
I drop him a line, unsigned, and he answers me in the same way at my private
"Upon this incident, Reldresal, principal secretary for private
affairs, who always approved himself your true friend, was commanded by the emperor to deliver his opinion, which he accordingly did; and therein justified the good thoughts you have of him.
"The worst of it is, he has a private
telephone wire in his house to London.
Now, as the fact of becoming a prince from a private
station presupposes either ability or fortune, it is clear that one or other of these things will mitigate in some degree many difficulties.
Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private
business; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.