If he'd pranced in an' skelped this maraudin' stranger, I don't reckon we could avoid swingin' him at the end of a lariat without makin' a dangerous preceedent. As it is, his rival will be routed an' his life made sereen as yeretofore. "'As to the execution of this new roole, concloods Enright, 'we leaves that to Jack Moore. He will wait on this party an' explain the play.

"In the year you refer to, Mr. Macgregor, I was getting skelped in the parish school," said I. "So young!" cries he. "Ah, then you will never be able to think what this meeting is to me. In the hour of my adversity, and in the house of my enemy, to meet in with the blood of an old brother-in-arms it heartens me, Mr. Balfour, like the skirling of the Highland pipes!

"In the year you refer to, Mr. Macgregor, I was getting skelped in the parish school," said I. "So young!" cries he. "Ah, then, you will never be able to think what this meeting is to me. In the hour of my adversity, and here in the house of my enemy, to meet in with the blood of an old brother-in-arms it heartens me, Mr. Balfour, like the skirting of the highland pipes!

"No doubt of it; the whole story is there. None of them alive?" "I reckon not cudn't be hacked up like thet, an' most o' 'em skelped. Them reds never left a damn gun behind neither. Why say, this affair must a took place this yere very maunin', 'bout breakfast time." He stood up in his stirrups, and swept his eyes anxiously about in every direction.

Therefore, I was an enthusiastic beginner, anxious to learn. The third time the ice broke, and Mr. Baxter took me to his links, quite ten miles off, where in a maze of tramway lines, railroads, and nursery-maids, we skelped our divotted way round nine holes like barges plunging through head seas.

That's the kind of honesty that I've always practised to me neighbours and rared into any one under me, and that's the only kind of honesty that is honesty at all," she splendidly finished. "An' I'm very thankful to you for informin' me. I wish you had caught him an' skelped the hide off of him. It's what I'll do meself soon as I sift the matter."

Off they skelped through thick and thin, in a cloud of dust like a mist about us; but it was a mercy that the life wasn't trampled out of some of us; for before we had gone fifty perches, the one-third of them were sprawling a-top of one another on the road.

Of course Peets an' Tutt misses every shot, and at the windup, after glarin' at each other through the clouds, Peets says to Tutt: "'This yere is mere petulance. Let's proceed with our dooties. As soon as Texas has killed an' skelped the hold-up you represents, I'll shoot it out with you, if it takes the autumn.

At last Archie pushed back his chair to show that he had finished, and prepared to talk. 'I dinna see ony new bodies coming, he said, looking at his mistress. 'They, feckless things, that left were better than none, though they should hae been skelped for their idleness. 'You have written to Slivers? said Madame, raising her eyes. 'That wudden-legged body, retorted McIntosh.

"In the year you refer to, Mr. Macgregor, I was getting skelped in the parish school," said I. "So young!" cries he. "Ah, then, you will never be able to think what this meeting is to me. In the hour of my adversity, and here in the house of my enemy, to meet in with the blood of an old brother-in-arms it heartens me, Mr. Balfour, like the skirling of the Highland pipes!