It is not my design, therefore, to vituperate my deceased friend, Toby Dammit.
Through this latter most ungentlemanly practice, the ruin which I had predicted to Toby Dammit overtook him at last.
This latter form seemed to please him best; -- perhaps because it involved the least risk; for Dammit had become excessively parsimonious.
Dammit indulged himself in some very equivocal behavior.
He left his station at the nook of the bridge, limped forward with a gracious air, took Dammit by the hand and shook it cordially, looking all the while straight up in his face with an air of the most unadulterated benignity which it is possible for the mind of man to imagine.
I am quite sure you will win it, Dammit," said he, with the frankest of all smiles, "but we are obliged to have a trial, you know, for the sake of mere form.
thought I, without expressing myself aloud -- "this is quite a remarkable silence on the part of Toby Dammit, and is no doubt a consequence of his verbosity upon a previous occasion.
Mind you, start at the word 'away'" Here he took his position by the stile, paused a moment as if in profound reflection, then looked up and, I thought, smiled very slightly, then tightened the strings of his apron, then took a long look at Dammit, and finally gave the word as agreed upon-
Dammit on the flat of his back, on the same side of the stile from which he had started.
Dammit dug up at once, and sold him for dog's meat.