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Sez Dinah, pretty and polite, though the Shadds had no dealin's with the Sheehys. Old Mother Shadd looked up quick, an' she was the fust to see the throuble; for Dinah was her daughter. 32 • Rudyard Kipling. The Best Short Stories ' " I ' m pressed for time today, " sez Judy as bould as brass, " an' I 've only come for Terence - my promust man. 'Tis strange to find him here the day afther the day. " ' Dinah looked at me as though I had hit her, an' I answered straight. ' "There was some nonsinse last night at the Sheehys' quarthers, an' Judy's carryin' on the joke, darlin' , " sez I.

Misled by the rain and the darkness, he came to the English wing of the camp, and with his yelping and rifle-practice disturbed the men. They had been making roads all day, and were tired. 42 • Rudyard Kipling. The Best Short Stories Ortheris was sleeping at Learoyd's feet. said thickly. Learoyd snored, and a Snider1 bullet ripped its way through the tent wall. The men swore. ' It's that bloomin' deserter from the Aurangaba­ dis2 , ' said Ortheris. ' Git up , someone, an' tell 'im 'e's come to the wrong shop .

He'd been sendin ' th' children 'way as were clatterin' their clogs63 in th' causeway, for she were asleep. ' " Is it thee? " he says, "but you're not to see her. I 'll none have her wakened for a nowt like thee. She's goin' fast, and she mun go in peace . Thou'lt never be good for naught i' th' world, and as long as thou lives thou'll never play the big fiddle. Get away, lad, get away! " So he shut the door softly i' my face.

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