"I'm glad you know what shame is," retorted the mate. "If you can't be'ave yourself, you'd better keep a bit for'ard till you get in a better temper," continued the skipper. "I'll be pleased to," said the smarting mate. "I wish the barge was longer." "It couldn't be too long for me," said Miss Harris, tossing her head. "Be'aving like a schoolboy," murmured the skipper.

It didn't strike me as anything to be objected to at the time; but 'e payin' regular, as I've explained to you, and be'aving, so far as disturbance is concerned, more like a Christian martyr than a man, well, it looks to me as if I'd got to live and die with 'im."

"So I am be'aving myself, Jemima," replied the outraged parent, "and I don't need lessons from you." "It's very kind of you to call in," said Mrs Cruden, feeling it time to say something; "do you live near here?" "We live next door, at number four," said Miss Jemima; "put that handkerchief away, ma." "What next, I wonder! if my 'andkerchief's not my hown, I'd like to know what is? Yes, Mrs Cruden.

"I'm glad you know what shame is," retorted the mate. "If you can't be'ave yourself, you'd better keep a bit for'ard till you get in a better temper," continued the skipper. "I'll be pleased to," said the smarting mate. "I wish the barge was longer." "It couldn't be too long for me," said Miss Harris, tossing her head. "Be'aving like a schoolboy," murmured the skipper.

"Master Tony's basket has got some lunch in it for you all to eat on your way. There's a little pasty each, and some biscuits. I did put in a big one for Master Dan, but I've more'n half a mind to take it out again, seeing as he's be'aving so, sitting on the table and swinging his legs. I s'pose those are the manners they learns him to school!" Dan chuckled. "I wish they did," he said.

'It'll be all right; he's goin' to instruct their London agent to send you in a little something that you can try your 'prentice hand at directly. Isn't that be'aving like an uncle to you, eh? I hope you will go and do me credit over it; that's the only way you can pay me back a little I ask but that of you, Mark.