Childers


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Childers

(Robert) Erskine. 1870--1922, Irish politician, executed by the Irish Free State for his IRA activities: author of the spy story The Riddle of the Sands (1903)
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I doubt if Flying Childers ever carried a peck of corn to mill.
Childers, so justly celebrated for his daring vaulting act as the Wild Huntsman of the North American Prairies; in which popular performance, a diminutive boy with an old face, who now accompanied him, assisted as his infant son: being carried upside down over his father's shoulder, by one foot, and held by the crown of his head, heels upwards, in the palm of his father's hand, according to the violent paternal manner in which wild huntsmen may be observed to fondle their offspring.
Childers, after surveying him from head to foot, 'the honour of knowing you, - but if you mean that you can make more money of your time than I can of mine, I should judge from your appearance, that you are about right.
Childers, thrusting his young friend from the room, rather in the prairie manner.
Childers, quickly, 'my opinion is, he will never receive it.
His joints are turning stiff, and he is getting used up,' said Childers.
Childers, superciliously throwing the interpretation over his shoulder, and accompanying it with a shake of his long hair - which all shook at once.
Childers replied pointedly, that he was not at all astonished to hear it.
Childers and Master Kidderminster walked in a curious manner; with their legs wider apart than the general run of men, and with a very knowing assumption of being stiff in the knees.
He had better have apprenticed her,' said Childers, giving his hair another shake, as he looked up from the empty box.
Her father always had it in his head,' resumed Childers, feigning unconsciousness of Mr.
Childers took one of his hands out of his pockets, stroked his face and chin, and looked, with a good deal of doubt and a little hope, at Mr.