"You don't seem ter see any trouble bein
' glad about everythin'," retorted Nancy, choking a little over her remembrance of Pollyanna's brave attempts to like the bare little attic room.
' a civilian now, an' you niver was aught else.
But I'd liefer you'd hearn the truth concernin myseln, fro my lips than fro onny other man's, though I never cud'n speak afore so monny, wi'out bein
moydert and muddled.'
Jerry's the best of the litter, barrin' Michael, of course, the two of them bein
' all that's left and no better than them that was lost.
"Thee may'st well talk o' trouble bein
' a good thing, Seth, for thee thriv'st on't.
"When tha' stops bein
' afraid tha'lt stand on 'em," Dickon said with renewed cheer.
"'Why, o' course it was so," said Salters, "you bein
' skipper here; an' I'd cheerful hev stopped on a hint - not from any leadin' or conviction, but fer the sake o' bearin' an example to these two blame boys of aours."
I've been in town two days, and I hain't heard nothing but about you bein
"There's worse things than bein
' old maids," they said; whether they thought so is quite another matter.
"Me, sir, I'm only a ship's steward, an' it wouldn't mean nothin' at all bein
' arrested for dog-stealin'; but you, sir, a captain of a fine steamer, how'd it sound for you, sir?
matar, nou bein
under thee cumand off anuther parson, and nott mi
If he's runnin' things--an' what good is he if he ain't?--then why does he let my boss, an' men like that cashier you mentioned, why does he let them own the horses, an' buy the women, the nice little girls that oughta be lovin' their own huabands, an' havin' children they're not ashamed of, an' just bein
' happy aecordin' to their nature?"