Had to race afore it with bare poles and holding on to the belaying-pins. Tycoons they call 'em, don't they, Mr Ching?" "Gleat blow storm," said Ching, nodding. "Hullicane." "There you are, sir," said Jecks. "Hurricanes or tycoons." "Typhoons," I said. "Yes, sir, that's it, on'y you pernounces it different to me.
"An' ef yer solemnly promus," he said in conclusion, "ter lub an' 'bey one 'nuther tell death pawts yer, please de Laud yer lib so long, I pernounces boff yer all man an' wife." Then the mistress looked about and got together a basket of household articles for the new couple.
What he said, as nearly as I can recall it, was as follows: "Befo' I pernounces de benediction, I wants ter 'spress de thanks o' dis chu'ch ter de 'oner'ble visitor wha' set 'isse'f so modes' in de las' pew dis evenin', an' den sen' up de bigges' conterbutiom, fulfillin' de words o' de Scripture, which say de las' shill be fus' an' de fus' shill be las'.
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