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A stout drygoods box, which can be bought for a trifle, answers well for this purpose, after a little "tinkering" to form a trap door. Of course, dry earth is by far the best deodorizer and absorbent, but when it cannot be easily and cheaply procured, well sifted wood or coal ashes wood preferred is a good substitute. The ashes must be kept dry.
Brentwood to sell her Western Pacific stock even at an advance; might require time, at least. And time, with a Bucks majority tinkering with corporate rights in the Assembly, might well be precious. "Forgive me if I tell Ormsby first," he pleaded. "Afterward, if you care to know, you shall." Miss Van Brock let him go at that, but now the way to the smoking-den on the floor above was hedged up.
When a man of experience narrates the wonders he has seen, we listen with a certain awe, and believe in him for his miracles as we believe in our own memory for its arts. A bard's mechanical and ritualistic habits usually put all judgment on his own part to sleep; while the sanctity attributed to the tale, as it becomes automatically more impressive, precludes tinkering with it intentionally.
It's the simplest kind of small talk and doesn't disturb us in the least if we should happen to be thinking of something else at the time." "Have you heard when Braden Thorpe is expected home, Simmy?" "Had a letter from him yesterday. He sails next week. Is there any tinkering to be done for your family this season, Madge? Any little old repairs to be made?" "I'm afraid not," said Mrs.
That's it, sir." "And when he got out, which way did he go?" asked Mr. Tertius. "West, sir along the High Street, past the Town Hall," promptly answered the driver. "And there he crossed the road. I see him cross, because I stopped there a minute or two after he'd got out, tinkering at my engine." "Can you tell us what this gentleman was like in appearance?" asked Mr. Tertius.
His talk was all of his family the wife, the kids, the flat. A garrulous person, lank, pasty, dish-faced, and amiable. His half day off was invariably spent tinkering about the stuffy little flat painting, nailing up shelves, mending a broken window shade, puttying a window, playing with his pasty little boy, aged sixteen months, and his pasty little girl, aged three years.
"A most miraculous people, sir the wonder of the world and their institutions are the greatest prodigy of the times!" "That is well remarked, Wriggle," put in the brigadier; "for they have been tinkering them, and altering them, any time these five hundred and fifty years, and still they remain precisely the same!" "Very true, brigadier, very true the marvel of our times!
"What I'm afraid of isn't the question; but haven't you any feeling of moral responsibility when it comes to tinkering and experimenting with the lives and limbs of workingmen who have families dependent upon them?" "What's the use of worryin' over what hasn't happened?" she asked evasively. "I'll do the best I can." "But supposing 'the best you can' isn't enough?
On the contrary, other things being equal, arithmetic and authors and sewing and tinkering can be made both more effective and more lasting when associated with pleasurable feelings than when performed under strain, compulsion and resentment. If it is only a question of "learning" this or that, there is no doubt that the pleasant way is in every respect the better way.
He was working all the time, changing scenes, adding lines, tinkering with lyrics, smoothing over principals whose nerves had become strained by the incessant rehearsing, keeping within bounds Mr Goble's passion for being the big noise about the theatre. His cheerfulness was due to the spirit that was in him, and Jill appreciated it.