We have, at least, been able to interview Daddy Jacques--as he is called in the country--a old servant in the Stangerson family.
To me she said "bon soir, Daddy Jacques" as she passed into The Yellow Room.
So they asked the old man: 'What are you being punished for, Daddy
?'- 'I, my dear brothers,' said he, 'am being punished for my own and other men's sins.
"Our business is with the Scots," quoth the elder; "for it was the Scots who cut off daddy
's string fingers and his thumbs."
"Daddy!" called the girl again, a trace of anxiety in her voice this time.
"I'll give you until noon, Daddy," said the girl in a voice which carried a more strongly defined tone of authority than her father's soft drawl, "and then I shall come into that room, if I have to use an axe, and bring you out--do you understand?"
"O daddy!" she began, when they were in privacy, clasping and squeezing Silas's arm, and skipping round to give him an energetic kiss.
But at last Eppie, glancing at the clock, checked the play, and said, "O daddy, you're wanting to go into the sunshine to smoke your pipe.
and the devil teaches you to swear at daddy?' I observed.
Desiring to have his reasons for liking him, I could only gather the sentences - 'I known't: he pays dad back what he gies to me - he curses daddy for cursing me.
The Angel of Music played a part in all Daddy Daae's tales; and he maintained that every great musician, every great artist received a visit from the Angel at least once in his life.
But Daddy Daae shook his head sadly; and then his eyes lit up, as he said: