I was just as old as Joseph when my father and mother died of the fever within ten days of each other, and left me and my cripple sister Nelly alone in the world, without a relation that we could look to for help.
When the old man died some years after I stepped into his place, and now of course I have top wages, and can lay by for a rainy day or a sunny day, as it may happen, and Nelly is as happy as a bird.
No, indeed," said John, "where should I and Nelly have been if master and mistress and old Norman had only taken care of number one?
My sister Nelly and I went to visit an aunt of ours, when we were little girls, but we did n't have a very good time, for she was extremely strict.
Let 's have as many as we want, and plague Aunt Betsey, to pay her for being so cross,' I said, giving Nelly half the great purple plum.
It would be dreadful naughty,' began Nelly, 'but I guess we will,' she added, as the sweet mouthful slipped down her throat.
It 's as provoking as Aunt Betsey herself,' said Nelly, as we sat down, out of breath.
Let me get off my wet clothes, and I'll tell you all about it, Nelly,' he replied.
I recommenced cursing - don't be angry, Nelly - and so Robert was ordered to take me off.
Then Nelly has not done me credit for what I trust I deserve," returned the single-minded Doctor, "for I am not of the phlebotomising school at all; greatly preferring the practice which purifies the blood instead of abstracting it.
Nor would Nelly Wade be so familiar with any of the genus ferae.
And so, neighbour,' he added, 'I'll turn my face homewards, leaving my love for Nelly
and hoping she may never lose her way again, though her doing so HAS procured me an honour I didn't expect.