"Little girl!" Treffrey Graham's eye winked upon a mote of fun that softened to a mist. "Your fa-ther's invention is the gr-reatest thing yet; it's a Success I know that from the one glimpse I had at the record " Pemrose winced "but but you may tell him from me that I doubt if, after all, his Thunder Bird is the best thing he's turned out." "Some-somebody coming!
'Whin ye've been in politics as long as I have, ye'll know, he says, 'that th' roly-boly is th' gr-reatest or-rator on earth, he says. 'Th' American nation in th' Sixth Ward is a fine people, he says. 'They love th' eagle, he says, 'on th' back iv a dollar, he says. 'Well, says Dorgan, 'I can't undherstand it, he says. 'I med as manny as three thousan' speeches, he says.
Th' gr-reatest rayspict was shown f'r th' former chief magistrate iv th' raypublic. No wan shot at him. He was white with rage. 'Th' honor iv Fr-rance is at stake, he says. 'Our counthry lies prostrate in th' mud. I must presarve th' dignity iv me high office; but, if Gin'ral Merceer will step out into th' back yard, I'll beat his head off. I don't know annything about this accursed case.
Dooley, "I didn't vote f'r Mack, but I'm with him now. I had me doubts whether he was th' gr-reatest military janius iv th' cinchry, but they'se no question about it. We go into this war, if we iver do go into it, with th' most fash'n-able ar-rmy that iver creased its pants. 'Twill be a daily hint fr'm Paris to th' crool foe.
"Well, so he wint dhrivin' th' hose-cart on wan wheel, an' jumpin' whin he heerd a man so much as hit a glass to make it ring. All th' people looked up to him, an' th' kids followed him down th' sthreet; an' 'twas th' gr-reatest priv'lige f'r anny wan f'r to play dominos with him near th' joker.
An' th' best iv it is, we know we ar-re." "Iv coorse, he's Irish," said Mr. Dooley. "Th' Fitz-Hughs an' th' McHughs an' th' McKeoughs is not far apart. I have a cousin be th' name iv McKeough, an' like as not th' gin'ral is a relation iv mine." "If I was you, I'd write him an' see," said Mr. Hennessy. "He's a gr-reat ma-an." "He is so," said Mr. Dooley. "He is that. Wan iv th' gr-reatest.
They were th' gr-reatest liars in th' wurruld an' formerly friends iv th' Prisidint. "All these here things I heerd fr'm Hogan an' see in th' pa-apers. I invied this wondherful nation. I wisht, sometimes, th' Lord hadn't given me two blue an' sometimes red eyes an' this alkiline nose, but a nose like an ear an' a couple iv shoe-buttons f'r eyes.
He was looking his fill on the downcast face before him, while Sydney pulled at the little handkerchief in her lap, and carefully smoothed out a corner of it on her knee. "As soon as he saw her the knight knew that his old tr-rouble was not what he had thought it. And he knew also at once what would be the gr-reatest happiness that life could give him.
'Twas th' dhream iv me life to have people say as I wint by: 'There goes Dooley, th' gr-reatest statesman iv his age, an' have thim name babies, sthreets, schools, canal boats, an' five-cent seegars afther me, an' whin I died to have it put in th' books that 'at this critical peeryod in th' history of America there was need iv a man who combined strenth iv charackter with love iv counthry.
Th' Jap artist O'Casey's pitcher iv a lady leanin' on a river while a cow walked up her back, was th' loveliest thing in th' wurruld. They were th' gr-reatest athletes iver known. A Japanese child with rickets cud throw Johnson over a church. They had a secret iv rasslin' be which a Jap rassler cud blow on his opponent's eyeball an' break his ankle.