He knocked, and the summons brought the old lady to the door again. Ichabod spoke no word, but writhed his twisted features into a grin which expressed at once humorous deprecation and expectancy, and rabbed the back of his veiny hand across his bristly lips. 'Go round to the brewus, said Mrs. Jenny; 'you'll find the maid there. It's all you're fit for, ye guzzlin' old idiot.
"He's so strong," said Hermione softly, her eyes shining. "But, Ann, what did you mean about about toothbrushes and socks?" "Mean? Why, socks an' toothbrushes, o' course. An' my land! here's me guzzlin' tea, an' over in my kitchen th' finest shin o' beef you ever saw a-b'ilin' f'r his supper. But now the question as burns is, if a married man this night, will he be here t' eat?
It's likely that a man who'd cook up a deal like the Judge, here, says Corrigan has, would cook up another, chargin' Trevison with guzzlin' the banker. I've knowed Trevison a long time, boys, an' I don't believe he'd guzzle anybody he's too square a man for that!" He stood on his toes, raising his clenched hands, and bringing them down with a sweep of furious emphasis.
"An' I'll ask you, very p'inted, what you reckon you're doin' in that chair?" "Doing?" "I'll ask you, very p'inted, why you're loafin' around wastin' your master's time?" "Loafing?" cried Mr. Brimberly, very red in the face. "Loaf " "I also ask you, very p'inted, wherefore an' why you loaf, guzzlin' an' swillin' your master's good liquor?" "Guzzling!" gasped Mr. Brimberly.
"In the first place, I found that I wasn't a whole lot proud of myself for guzzlin' your grandad, but I'd made a mistake an' I wasn't goin' to give you a chance to crow over me. I expect there's a lot of people do that, but they're on the wrong trail it don't bring no peace to a man's mind.
There's no percentage in just guzzlin' tea for fun unless you're doin' it to keep Americans from starvin' or doughboys from itchin'. You know what I believe?" He turned on her suddenly. "You're just scrapin' up an excuse to to " He stammered, hesitated in indecision. "Tea!" "Don't be maudlin, Joe!" Her tone was very cold.
But whatever are the use? Man resolves and reresolves and then takes another snifter, and so here I are, and bein' as its cold, as so she sha'n't have no basis for her unfeelin' remark about guzzlin' ale, we'll let him make it hot rum, and arter the old receipt, neither economizin' in the rum or the sugar, but givin' a fair drink for honest money.
"Guess it's a real pity that sheriff feller hadn't got her when he hit Red Mask's trail," observed Arizona, while he watched Tresler gently pass his hands over each leg in turn. "Clean, eh?" he asked presently. "Yes. The limbs of a race-horse. Has she been ridden while I've been sick?" "Nope; she's jest stood guzzlin' oats." "I shall have a time when I get into the saddle again."