"He's as spry as a squirrel," said Grasshopper, in admiration; "how many boughs has he got? One, two, three." "Me say 'em quickest," cried little Wampum. "Een, teen, teddery, peddery, bimp, satter, latter, doe, dommy, dick." "That's ten," put in Horace, who was keeping 'count.
His exorcising formula is said to have commenced with the words "in Nommy Dommy," and we are told it was in Latin throughout as we may believe from this specimen. But the days of the exorcist are over now there are no ghosts to lay, or only such as will not be laid. There is a ferry at Lelant, taking the traveller across the Hayle creek to sandy Phillack, one of the mother-parishes of Hayle.
"She has such long lessons, and studies late, and she's seen the big stores, and she's been to a concert full of fiddles where she saw a great big Primmy Dommy!" "Why, what's that?" asked little Hitty Buffum. "Wasn't she 'fraid when she saw the Primny what yer call it comin'?" "I do'no," said Prue, "she didn't say, but whatever 'twas, I guess 'twas pretty big, my Randy said so."