It was getting late in the afternoon. Before long, jolly, round, red Mr. Sun would go to bed behind the Purple Hills, and the Black Shadows would come creeping through the Green Forest. Then Timmy the Flying Squirrel would awake. "It won't do for me to be here then," said Whitefoot to himself. "I must find some other place before he wakes.
This is not a nice sort of boy to have at home for the holidays, nor is it likely that he does much good when he is at school. It is pleasanter to think of the countless jolly little fellows of twelve, who are happily busy all day with lawn-tennis, cricket, and general diversion in the open air.
Bullen declared, "if I would provoke a civil war in Ireland in the event of England getting into trouble. I wasn't sure whom you were acting for then, but I am jolly certain now. That young fellow is a German spy, Hebblethwaite." "Mr. Hebblethwaite knew that quite well," admitted Norgate coolly. "I came and told him so several times. I think that he even encouraged me to do my worst."
The English Robin is not precisely like our little American friend whom we call by that name, although, as the lines of poetry quoted above will show, in two ways he is the same as ours: he has a red breast, and he is the bird whom every one loves. Of all the little brothers of the air, in every land and clime, the pretty, jolly, neighborly Robin Redbreast is the favorite.
The game had gone on, Cassidy after his man and Jolly Roger McKay fighting for his freedom. As he headed his canoe north and east, Jolly Roger thought again of the wager made weeks ago down at Cragg's Ridge, when he had turned the tables on Cassidy and when Cassidy had made a solemn oath to resign from the service if he failed to get his man in their next encounter.
What does our friend Thucydides remark on the subject? "Conscia mens recti, nec si sinit esse dolorem Sed revocare gradum." Very well then. 'But why should you think anything's up? asked Tony. 'Perhaps nothing is, but it's jolly fishy. You see Thompson and the Old 'Un pacing along there? Well, they've been going like that for about twenty minutes. I've been watching them.
"What a plague you are, Wat, to have come without any money," said Chris, as he paid the three shillings. "I didn't come to spend all my cash on you." "How do you come to have so much?" inquired Walter. "Why, my jolly old brick of an uncle gave me five shillings when he heard I was coming here." "I wish he was my uncle," sighed Walter, whose parents were very poor.
"Your silly letter this morning was the finish." "A rattling good thing too," the irreverent Reggie declared. "I'm jolly glad to hear it." "And what do you suppose I am to do now?" "That's what I came to tell you. It's just spiffin' for my plans, as you'll see, dear." "It's not at all 'spiffin'' for mine." "You. wait! You and I will get married, Deleah. We'll bring it off at once, do you see?"
When I stopped being Father and came to my own self I was sitting beside the Idol in the audience and watching Judge Luttrell slap Father on the back and Mr. Chadwell laughing so that he and the Colonel looked like jolly, bald-headed boys. Mr. Chadwell is as disgracefully handsome as Pink, and doesn't look much older.
Yet all the time he had had this secret. She sat looking at him hard with her astonishing eyes; and he grew more and more uneasy. "Well, some of them knew," he said, answering her last reproach. "And they knew that I was jolly well quit of her! I suppose I ought to have told you, Daphne of course I ought I'm sorry. But the fact was I never wanted to think of her again.