The big woodsman, his rebellion once started, seemed to exult in it. "One of the by-laws of this ly-cee-um is that the meetin' sha'n't be disturbed!" he growled. "Colonel Gid Ward, ye will kindly listen to this speech for the good of the order or I'll gag ye! You've had a good many years to talk to us in and you've done it. Go ahead, young man! You've got the floor an' Dan Connick's in the chair."