The case was plain; he was bred a gentleman, and by consequence was not only unacquainted, but indolent, and when we did settle, would much rather go out into the woods with his gun, which they call there hunting, and which is the ordinary work of the Indians, and which they do as servants; I say, he would rather do that than attend the natural business of his plantation.
This was a disappointment; but, however, I, that was to be discouraged with nothing, told my husband that since we could not get passage to Caroline, and that the country we was in was very fertile and good, we would, if he liked of it, see if we could find out anything for our tune where we was, and that if he liked things we would settle here.
an English woman-servant just come on shore from a ship of Liverpool, and a Negro man-servant, things absolutely necessary for all people that pretended to settle in that country.
If you lived in an unfinished house, you couldn't settle down in it; if you were condemned to leave everything you undertook unfinished, you would find it hard to apply yourself to anything; and yet that's my unhappy case.
To all I said, Richard readily assented, riding over the court and everything else in his easy way and drawing the brightest pictures of the character he was to settle into--alas, when the grievous suit should loose its hold upon him!
But, as I was used to sit beside Joe whenever I entered that place of resort, I said "No, thank you, sir," and fell into the space Joe made for me on the opposite settle. The strange man, after glancing at Joe, and seeing that his attention was otherwise engaged, nodded to me again when I had taken my seat, and then rubbed his leg - in a very odd way, as it struck me.
The stranger, with a comfortable kind of grunt over his pipe, put his legs up on the settle that he had to himself.
But he now reclined on his settle, taking very little notice of me, and talking principally about turnips.
"Let it be, and hasten to do me battle, as you must by the custom, for I am eager to handle the Groan-Maker and to sit in your seat and settle this matter of the cattle of Masilo the Pig.
I tell you all, that presently I will stand upon his head, and then we will settle the matter of Masilo."
To-morrow, with your kind permission, we will finally settle
the adjourned question of the caricature.
figure By NDUNG'U GACHANE The journey to settle
former Kenyan freedom fighters has kicked off after the Dedan Kimathi Foundation paid the first part of S1 million to Mathira-Kahonoki-Gitaaraga Land Investment Company who are selling their land situated in Rimuruti, Laikipa County.The foundation plans to settle
3,455 surviving Mau Mau war veterans where each member will get a three-and-a-half acre piece of land by January 2019 after the foundation settles
payment in accordance with the agreement.