Dirty habit, eh? But, I say, young fellow," he added, turning to Andrew, "a still tongue maketh a wise head. Wise man wouldn't shout under the Palace windows such sentiments as those, holding the German nation up to contempt. There, a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse. Here, Gowan, what's the last news?" "I don't know of any, sir." "Come, come! I'm a friend of his.
I only wish you had but your little toe in it, and then you'd burn with impatience to have it out again. But you're a dutiful son, so I'll say no more about it a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse.
Don't find them a mine as good as you found us, there's a good man." The little director asked explosively: "See our last dividend? Twenty per cent; eh, what?" Hemmings moved a finger, as if reproving his director. "I will not disguise from you," he murmured, "that there is friction between us and the enemy; you know our position too well just a little too well, eh? 'A nod's as good as a wink."
I should say, now, that it would get `puffy' at the fifth round, supposin' that you had wind and pluck left, at your time of life, to survive the fourth." "Well now, lad," retorted the skipper, "all I've to say is, that you've seed it, an' if you don't mind yer eye ye'll feel it. `A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse."
"Well, then, as the old saying goes, `A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse. You don't want me to tell you that you're going to sail to a great natural weir of rock, up to which the fish from hundreds and hundreds of miles of big river swim in great shoals to feed." "You mean that we should take some tackle with us?"
He's a grand old sort. No finer soldier in the army. Regiment adores him. And he has an eye for a man who does his duty. A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse, old Pol, eh? 'I'll try, said Polson. 'You'll try right enough. You're a good old pebble. I've got to be professional, you understand. No end of a devil of a lot of unpleasantness if these chaps suspected favouritism.
An' the boy takes arter her. A deep young cuss," whispered Granny Purr, significantly. "But why should I beware of him?" asked Beecot, puzzled. "A nod's a wink to a blind 'un," croaked Mrs. Purr, condensing the proverb, and turning away. "Jus' leave that brat, Tray, to his own wickedness. They'll bring him to the gallers some day." "But I want to know " "Ah, well, then, you won't, sir.
I'll keep mum, sir, never you fear, though I don't forget the old " "Stop," said Mr Meldrum, changing the subject. "I've no doubt all hands are pretty dry after all the heat we've been in down below, so, with the captain's permission, I'll send something forward for them to splice the main brace with." "Aye, aye, your honour," replied Ben; "a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse."
"Now, Master Keene, I've just shown you the three roads to larning, and also the three implements to persuade little boys to larn; if you don't travel very fast by the three first, why you will be followed up very smartly by the three last a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse, any day; and one thing more, you little spalpeen, mind that there's more mustard to the sandwiches to-morrow, or else it will end in a blow-up.
"Well, then, a nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse, that's all, my hearty," said Vigors. But the hands being turned up, "Shorten sail" put an end to the altercation for the present. As our hero had not yet received orders to go to his duty, he remained below with Mesty. "By de powers, Massa Easy, but I lub you with my hole soul," said Mesty.