His doubts were speedily dispelled, however; for the stout man having blown a thick cloud from his pipe, a hoarse voice, like some strange effort of ventriloquism, emerged from beneath the capacious shawls which muffled his throat and chest, and slowly uttered these sounds--'Wy, Sammy!'
'Wy, Sammy,' said the father, 'I ha'n't seen you, for two year and better.'
'I've done it once too often, Sammy; I've done it once too often.
Weller, senior, taking off his hat, 'I hope you've no fault to find with Sammy, Sir?'
'Quite, Sammy, quite,' replied his father, 'for their appearance is wery sing'ler; besides that 'ere, I wondered to see the gen'l'm'n so formiliar with his servant; and, more than that, as they sat in the front, right behind the box, I heerd 'em laughing and saying how they'd done old Fireworks.'
'Have you nearly done, Sammy?' said Miss Brass; for in her mild and feminine lips, Sampson became Sammy, and all things were softened down.
'Don't you be a fool and provoke me, Sammy, but mind what you're doing, and do it.'
I seehum holdun' thungs' un fronto' luttle Sammy
's eyes, an' a-makun' noises, loud an' soft, an' far an' near, un luttle Sammy
In the end he bought Barney, without haggling, at Collins's own terms and engaged Sammy
and the other two tumblers as well.