Taft, but we jes' wish you wouldn't insinuate that them oysters is yours an' that we're thieves an' robbers till you can prove the goods."
Taft turned impatiently on his heel and walked away.
Taft said, when Charley had introduced himself and explained his errand.
Taft's beds were three miles away, and for a long time we rowed silently in the wake of the other boats, once in a while grounding and our oar blades constantly striking bottom.
"Taft has been trying for years to get them, but he went at it with bull strength and failed.
Taft's watchmen and a posse of constables, to help us at the right time.
"Hello, Taft," the short man said, with insolent familiarity.
With this exit speech, which he considered effective, Wiry Ben shouldered his basket and left the workshop, quickly followed by Mum Taft and Sandy Jim.
Before the first stroke had died away, Sandy Jim had loosed his plane and was reaching his jacket; Wiry Ben had left a screw half driven in, and thrown his screwdriver into his tool-basket; Mum Taft, who, true to his name, had kept silence throughout the previous conversation, had flung down his hammer as he was in the act of lifting it; and Seth, too, had straightened his back, and was putting out his hand towards his paper cap.
Seth looked a little conscious, and began to be slower in his preparations for going, but Mum Taft broke silence, and said, "Aye, aye, Adam lad, ye talk like a young un.
, who was always counting stitches and gathered her information in misleading fragments caught between the rows of her knitting, had got it into her head that Mr.
But with Taft
the telephone became again the common avenue of conversation.