"Wot a werry hactive mind!" cried Runty admiringly. "If you vos to guess again you'd hit the game itself an' save us playin' it." "No, you'd better lead off." "Vell, then, clubs is trumps, an' we have got a big von vith a knot on the hend for Gran'mother Cruncher see?" Mr. Scollop smiled thoughtfully and said he saw. "I see a long ways," he added.
If I was to tell you all the woes as my poor old carkiss is hair to, you could write a book on 'em a big 'un. I got everything the matter wi' me, I 'ave, from a thick ear an' broke nose as I took in Brummagem sixty an' five years ago to a hactive liver." "A what?" enquired Ravenslee. "A hactive liver. Lord, Guv, my liver gets that hactive lately as I can't set still Joe knows, ax Joe!