On their way back, Solomon told them the story of his adventures. "Went out," said he, "on a splorin scursion, cos I was termined to try an skewer somethin to make a dinnah to keep up de sperrit ob dis yah party. Ben trouble nuff, an dat's no reason why we should all starb. I tought by de looks ob tings dar was lobstas somewhar long dis yah sho, an if I got a chance, I knowed I could get 'em.

Dotty's conscience had been much better educated than theirs: it gave her plenty of warning, which she would not heed, and tried to stifle by talking. "It isn't a sail boat. When my mamma went in the scursion, then it was a sail boat, and the wind whistled so the sails shook dreadfully. My mamma never talked to me about wherries; she didn't ever say I mustn't go in a wherry."

"We'll go get some supper no, we'll take little 'scursion in Central Park, first," and his voice was thick, "correct, cabbie. Drive us shru Central Park." "Are you going to take a chance in a dark park?" Helene asked him, as they sat within the car, while the chauffeur cranked. Shirley was sharply observing the man.

"They's going to be a big nigger 'scursion to Memphis at 'leven o'clock," said Jimmy as he met the other little boy at the dividing fence; "Sam Lamb's going and 'most all the niggers they is. Sarah Jane 'lowed she's going, but she ain't got nobody to 'tend to Bennie Dick. Wouldn't you like to go, Billy?"

"I sho' wish I could," he said; "but Aunt Minerva'd make me stay in bed a whole week if I want near the railroad." "My mama 'd gimme 'bout a million licks, too, if I projeckted with a nigger 'scursion she 'bout the spankingest woman they is.

"We ain't seen the rubber-neck-boat-birds," he complained. "Und we ain't had no rides on nothings." "You don't know what is polite," cried Eva, greatly shocked at his carping spirit in the presence of a hard-worked host. "You could to think shame over how you says somethings like that on a party." "This ain't no party," Ignatius Aloysius retorted. "It's a 'scursion.

I'm takin' 'em on a 'scursion down the river to see the shows. And they ain't come back till dark, for I sat at my front window to see. There's where your Charity money goes, ma'am." Miss Margery sighed as her informer flaunted away. She must look into the matter before giving any more grocery orders, and if Mrs. Callahan was really wasting money, as Mrs.

"My mamma is afraid of the water; but then she was upset in a scursion, and that's why she's afraid." "What kind of thing is a scursion?" asked Johnny. "A Sabbath school picnic. And she wasn't upset either, only she 'xpected to be." "Come on!" called Solly. "All aboard!" "But my mamma said it wasn't safe!" "No, she didn't. She never saw this boat; she doesn't know whether it's safe or not."

To a party somebody gives you what you should eat; to a 'scursion you brings it. Und, anyway, we ain't had no rides." "But we heard a holler," the guest of honour reminded him. "We heard a fierce, big holler from a lion. I don't know do I need a ride on something what hollers. I could to have a fraid maybe." "Ye wouldn't be afraid on the boats when I hold yer hand, would ye?"

'E said there was such a sight o' wobblin' water that 'e thort it 'ud wobble off altogether an' wash away all the land and 'im with it. Ay, ay! 'e was main scared with 'is cheap 'scursion!" "I've never seen the sea," said Innocent then, in a low clear tone "but I've read about it and I think I know what it is like.