Raggles, who was born on the family estate of Queen's Crawley, and indeed was a younger son of a gardener there.
Raggles then retired and personally undertook the superintendence of the small shop and the greens.
It was in order to let the house again that Raggles purchased it.
Raggles loved and adored the Crawley family as the author of all his prosperity in life.
As luck would have it, Raggles' house in Curzon Street was to let when Rawdon and his wife returned to London.
But the new family did not make its appearance; it was only through Raggles that she heard of their movements--how Miss Crawley's domestics had been dismissed with decent gratuities, and how Mr.
"This hop will be worth thirty runs to us to-morrow, and will be the making of Raggles and Johnson," thinks the young leader, as he revolves many things in his mind, standing by the side of Mr.
"Only eighteen runs, and three wickets down!" "Huzza for old Rugby!" sings out Jack Raggles, the long-stop, toughest and burliest of boys, commonly called "Swiper Jack," and forthwith stands on his head, and brandishes his legs in the air in triumph, till the next boy catches hold of his heels, and throws him over on to his back.
He has stolen three byes in the first ten minutes, and Jack Raggles is furious, and begins throwing over savagely to the farther wicket, until he is sternly stopped by the captain.
I don't understand cricket, so I don't enjoy those fine draws which you tell me are the best play, though when you or Raggles hit a ball hard away for six I am as delighted as any one.
"Let's go and see," said Tom, rising; but at this moment Jack Raggles and two or three more came running to the island moat.
"Which don't he may wish he may get!" said Tom, laughing; "at any rate he hasn't got them yet, or he wouldn't have been such a flat to-night as to let Jack Raggles go in out of his turn."