Barkis


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Barkis

warmhearted but taciturn husband of Peggoty. [Br. Lit: David Copperfield]
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Barkis, always leaning forward, in his slouching way, on the footboard of the cart with an arm on each knee.
Barkis, after a long interval of reflection, 'all the apple parsties, and doos all the cooking, do she?
If you was writin' to her, p'raps you'd recollect to say that Barkis was willin'; would you?
Barkis,' I said, faltering a little at the idea of my being far away from it then, and could give your own message so much better.
Barkis relapsed into perfect silence; and I, feeling quite worn out by all that had happened lately, lay down on a sack in the cart and fell asleep.
Barkis had put down on the yard-pavement by the pole (he having driven up the yard to turn his cart), and also what would ultimately become of me, when a lady looked out of a bow-window where some fowls and joints of meat were hanging up, and said:
One look was enough, and with a cry of delight, Rose was off down the road as fast as Barkis could go.
Fired by this ambition, she startled Barkis by a sharp cut, and still more bewildered him by leaving him to his own guidance down the steep, stony road.
She was up and away as she spoke, doing her best to efface the memory of her downfall by sitting very erect, elbows down, head well up, and taking the motion of the pony as Barkis cantered along as easily as a rocking-chair.
I sprained my ankle when I tumbled off of Barkis, and it gets worse and worse; though I've done all I know to cure it and hide it, so it shouldn't trouble anyone," whispered Rose, knitting her brows with pain, as she prepared to descend, wishing her uncle would take her instead of her bundles.
Race Given the circumstances, it would be redundant to ask whether Barkis is willing.
The two or three were Barkis (Luca Cumani), Cayuga (Sir Michael Stoute) and Admiralty (Ismail Mohammed).