Think how long we've known each other ever since we were children almost now haven't we, Tony?" "Yes, that we have," says Tony, a-struck with the truth o't. "And you've never seen anything in me to complain of, have ye, Tony? Now tell the truth to me?" "I never have, upon my life," says Tony. "And can you say I'm not pretty, Tony? Now look at me!"
If that gust had a-struck us aback our masts would have gone sartin, and it's a toss-up but what we'd a-gone down starn fust afore she'd a-backed round. Next day we giv' old Wiggins a funeral fit for the Emperor of Rooshy, and he well desarved it.
"That was ignorance, an' I'm payin' for it by havin' you turn away an' snap my future like a fiddle string! Oh, how could my hand a-struck yoh people even in black ignorance!" Her mental claws, which had bared at the approach of this interview, now softly began to find their padded coverings.