He was a first-rate workman and received high wages; he had availed himself of the advantages of the factory school; he soon learnt to read and write with facility, and at the moment of our history, was the leading spirit of the Shoddy-Court Literary and Scientific Institute. His great friend, his only intimate, was Dandy Mick.
"And what's that?" asked Mrs Carey with a sneer. "The Shoddy-Court Literary and Scientific, to be sure," said Mick; "we have got fifty members, and take in three London papers; one 'Northern Star' and two 'Moral Worlds." "And where are you now, child?" continued the widow to the girl. "I am at Wiggins and Webster's," said the girl; "and this is my partner.