"But 'ow do you know they'll be there?" ses Sam, staring at 'im. Mr. Cubbins winked at 'im and tapped 'is nose. "We 'ave to know a good deal in our line o' business," he ses. "Still," ses Sam, "I don't see " "Narks," says the tec; "coppers' narks. You've 'eard of them, cap'n? Now, look 'ere. Have you got any money?" "I got a matter o' twelve quid or so," ses Sam, in a of hand way.

"The reelers are here; let them make fools of themselves. I am faking to help a pal who is awfully down on his luck." He spoke with the unction of a priest trying to convert the wretched, and a look which flashed round the yard, took in the warders under the archways, and pointed them out with a wink to his three companions. "Are there not narks about? Keep your peepers open and a sharp lookout.

To have them narks under my very roof, abrazenin' it out! I always knew as there was something wrong abart pore Mr. Janly, and many's the time I've said to 'im, 'Mr. Janly, sir, I've said, 'do take a little something, yer look so pale. But 'e always answered, 'No, Mrs. Wattles, no; you've been a mother to me, Mrs. Wattles, and I know you're right, but I can't do it.

Captain Barillon was the great gentleman-apache before your time; he died in a madhouse, screaming with fear of the "narks" and receivers that had betrayed him and hunted him down. I know the woods look very free behind you, Flambeau; I know that in a flash you could melt into them like a monkey. But some day you will be an old grey monkey, Flambeau.

"At the very first opportunity I will certainly purchase better garments!" quoth I, scowling down at the noxious things that covered me. "With no money?" she scoffed. "I have my watch!" quoth I. "They'll think as you prigs it and hand you over to the narks an' queer cuffins " "That sounds very terrible; what do you mean?" "I means the plastramengroes." "What in the world is that?" said I.

"But 'ow do you know they'll be there?" ses Sam, staring at 'im. Mr. Cubbins winked at 'im and tapped 'is nose. "We 'ave to know a good deal in our line o' business," he ses. "Still," ses Sam, "I don't see " "Narks," says the tec; "coppers' narks. You've 'eard of them, cap'n? Now, look 'ere. Have you got any money?" "I got a matter o' twelve quid or so," ses Sam, in a of hand way.

"Yes, you'd make a lovely chaplain's pet, but I can't spare you. I'm going to smash that 'ere wily brain of yours, so as it won't be useful any more. I'll teach you to put the narks on to a poor chap like myself." "Merritt, I swear to you that I never " "You can swear till you're black in the face, and you can keep on swearing till you're lily-white again, and then it won't be any good.

M'Dermott gave a low whistle, "Oh, that's how the wind blows, is it?" he remarked; "I thought I saw some 'narks' hanging round. So this is the turn your benevolent interest in my grand-daughter has taken? Well, come along, Isabel, we have no time to waste, and I am sure this good gentleman will not feel comfortable till we are off the premises.

I know all about you." "I'm earning an honest living," said Joe. "As a nark," said Mr. Kemp, with a sneer. "I'm earning an honest living," said the boy doggedly. So much of his youth had been spent among the criminal classes that he still retained the feeling that there was an indelible stigma attached to those individuals described as narks.