To whom this honourable and jocular, member fraternally said one day, 'Jem, there's a good opening among the hard Fact fellows, and they want men.
If anything could have exalted Jem's interest in Mr.
This is the Valiant Soldier, by James Groves-- Jem
Groves, as is a man of unblemished moral character, and has a good dry skittle-ground.
Instead, let's look at Little Jem
. It should be spelled with a G.
One day he came up to the office, all in a hurry, and had a private interview with the magistrate, who, after a deal of talk, rings the bell, and orders Jem
Spyers in (Jem
was a active officer), and tells him to go and assist Mr.
This view of Marner's personality was not without another ground than his pale face and unexampled eyes; for Jem
Rodney, the mole-catcher, averred that one evening as he was returning homeward, he saw Silas Marner leaning against a stile with a heavy bag on his back, instead of resting the bag on the stile as a man in his senses would have done; and that, on coming up to him, he saw that Marner's eyes were set like a dead man's, and he spoke to him, and shook him, and his limbs were stiff, and his hands clutched the bag as if they'd been made of iron; but just as he had made up his mind that the weaver was dead, he came all right again, like, as you might say, in the winking of an eye, and said "Good-night", and walked off.
"Drive her away; I can't bear her near me." He stared wildly at her, with a look of deadly apprehension, and then whispered in my ear, "I beat her, Jem
; I beat her yesterday, and many times before.
"I've heard Jem
Fettleworth's wife say th' same thing over thousands o' times--callin' Jem
a drunken brute," said Ben Weatherstaff dryly.
"'Whatever were you doing with that bird, Jem
?' says she.
This was the only uncle Rose had met for years, for Uncle Jem
and Uncle Steve, the husbands of Aunt Jessie and Aunt Clara, were at sea, and Aunt Myra was a widow.
'Just for all the world!' exclaimed his wife; 'an' about a three wik sin', when he seed how poor Jem
shivered wi' cold, an' what pitiful fires we kept, he axed if wer stock of coals was nearly done.
and his whole family turn out bad, and cheat them one week, and the next they are doing the same thing for Jack; and when he goes to the treadmill, and his wife and children to the workhouse, they will be on the lookout for Bill to take his place.