"We go to New York first to stay a few days and see things, and then we take a steamer and sail away, and the sicker dad is the more time I will have to fill up on useful nollig." "Hennery," said the old groceryman, as his chin trembled, and a tear came to his eye. "I want to ask you a favor.
You old people don't seem to appreciate a boy that tries to teach you useful nollig." "What about your dad getting skun in Florida? I never heard about it," said the old groceryman, as he took a hand mirror and looked at his burned face. "Why, that was when we first got down there," said the boy, looking at the old man and laughing. "Gee! but you would make a boy laugh if his lips were chapped.