toby


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toby

a water stopcock at the boundary of a street and house section
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So wind and frost and snow, and perhaps a good stiff storm of hail, were Toby Veck's red-letter days.
Wet weather was the worst; the cold, damp, clammy wet, that wrapped him up like a moist great-coat--the only kind of great-coat Toby owned, or could have added to his comfort by dispensing with.
He could have walked faster perhaps; most likely; but rob him of his trot, and Toby would have taken to his bed and died.
Thus, even when he came out of his nook to warm himself on a wet day, Toby trotted.
A tap upon the shoulder served to rouse Toby from his reverie; I found him ripe for the enterprise, and a very few words sufficed for a mutual understanding between us.
Toby never hesitated or swerved, but waddled on in his peculiar rolling fashion.
He takes with him, however, a rather curious associate, who gets over this difficulty, but dips his naked foot into creasote, whence come Toby, and a six-mile limp for a half-pay officer with a damaged tendo Achillis.
We had during this time been following the guidance of Toby down the half-rural villa-lined roads which lead to the metropolis.
Where the latter street turns into Knight's Place, Toby ceased to advance, but began to run backwards and forwards with one ear cocked and the other drooping, the very picture of canine indecision.
Toby and me were over the garden-wall the night afore last, sounding the panels of the door and shutters.
I planned with Toby, the night arter to-morrow,' rejoined Sikes in a surly voice, 'if he heerd nothing from me to the contrairy.
Sikes on his return should be required to be confirmed and corroborated, in all important particulars, by the testimony of flash Toby Crackit.