"No at least not with her lips." "Come, boy, you're humbuggin' your old father. Her tongue couldn't well do it without the lips lendin' a hand." "Well then with neither," returned the son. "She spoke with her eyes not intentionally, of course, for the eyes, unlike the lips, refuse to be under control." "Hm! I see reef-point-patterin' poetics again! An' what did she say with her eyes?"

Ha! you needn't go an' shelter yourself under her wings, wi' your inflated, up in the clouds, reef-point-patterin', balloon-like nonsense." "Well, well, father, don't get so hot about it; I won't offend again. Besides, I'm quite content to take a very low place so long as you give mother her right position.

"You're workin' yourself into them up-in-the-clouds, reef-point-patterin' regions again which, by the way, should be pretty well choked wi' Krakatoa dust by this time. Come down out o' that if ye want to hold or'nary intercourse wi' your old father. She's far too young yet, my boy. You must just do as many a young fellow has done before you, attend to your dooties and forget her."

"No at least not with her lips." "Come, boy, you're humbuggin' your old father. Her tongue couldn't well do it without the lips lendin' a hand." "Well then with neither," returned the son. "She spoke with her eyes not intentionally, of course, for the eyes, unlike the lips, refuse to be under control." "Hm! I see reef-point-patterin' poetics again! An' what did she say with her eyes!"

"You're workin' yourself into them up-in-the-clouds, reef-point-patterin' regions again which, by the way, should be pretty well choked wi' Krakatoa dust by this time. Come down out o' that if ye want to hold or'nary intercourse wi' your old father. She's far too young yet, my boy. You must just do as many a young fellow has done before you, attend to your dooties and forget her."