"By John the Flayer's pony," said Pete; and he laughed and made light of his night-long walk. But next morning, when Nancy came downstairs with the child, Pete was busy with a screwdriver taking the chain off the door. "Ter'ble ould-fashioned, these chains must be moving with the times, you know." "Then what are you putting in its place?" said Nancy. "You'll see, you'll see," said Pete.
"Indeed, m'em," she said, "I'm thinkin' Master Jim's too sharp to be in the nursery wid his sisters now." "Nonsense, Kitty," Mrs. Caldwell exclaimed. "How can you be so evil-minded? Master Jim's only a child a baby of ten!" "Och, thin, me'm, it's an ould-fashioned baby he is," said Kitty; "and I'm thinkin' it's a bit of a screen or a curtain I'd like for dressin' behind if he's to be wid us."
Errol laughing with delight at the quaint things he said. "And; indade," said Mary to the groceryman, "nobody cud help laughin' at the quare little ways of him and his ould-fashioned sayin's!
Fitzpatrick felt that to the little girl's eager and capable hands the baby might safely be entrusted. "It's the ould-fashioned little thing she is," she confided to her husband, Timothy. "Tin years, an' she has more sinse in the hair outside av her head than that woman has in the brains inside av hers. It's aisy seen she's no mother of hers ye can niver get canary burrds from owls' eggs.
"She ees well, the petite belle, but upon her cheek the, what ees eet the doctaire did say?" "Sure, Marie, 'tis a ould-fashioned rash, an' manny's the toime Oive seen ut on a babby's face, an' whoile the docthor makes a fuss about it, it's just nothin' at all, at all," responded Bridget.