"Three dollars a week, an' four dollars a week, an' a young boy cookin' for himself on an oil-burner an' layin
' up money, workin' all day an' studyin' all night, just workin' an' never playin', never havin' a good time, an' never learnin' how to have a good time - of course his thirty thousand came along too late."
' in jail, A-waitin' for bail, Till my bully comes rollin' along."
We've been layin
' pipes for the getaway for two weeks.
As from a remote distance he could hear Spider Hagerty saying to him: "No layin
' down at the start.
He's dead in the air, an' he goes down sideways, strikin' his face first on the rosin-canvas an' then layin
' dead, his head twisted under 'm till you'd a-thought his neck was broke.
' on o' hands is my best holt -- for cancer and paralysis, and sich things; and I k'n tell a fortune pretty good when I've got somebody along to find out the facts for me.
"What are you layin
' on your good bed in the daytime for, messin' up the feathers, and dirtyin' the pillers with your dusty boots?"
' tha' badness on a robin--not but what he's impidint enow for anythin'.
Well, that very night he rolled off'n a shed wher' he was a layin
drunk, and broke his arm."
And what's a' more, though that young man do talk foolish things about the rights of farm laborers and such-like nonsense, if Sir John was to hear him layin
' it down concernin' rent and improvements, and the way we tenant farmers is put upon, p'raps he'd speak warmer than ever next Sunday."
He swallers sixpenn'orth o' ale, an' saves a hap'orth o' por-ridge--that's his way o' layin
' by money, as I've told him many a time, an' am likely to tell him again afore the day's out.
Well, them two loonies scratched along till, one day, Penn's church he'd belonged to - the Moravians - found out where he wuz drifted an' layin
', an' wrote to Uncle Salters.