"It's good, anyway," said Zeb, "or those little rascals
wouldn't have gobbled it up so greedily."
There might have been cause for maternal anxiety, if Demi had not given convincing proofs that he was a true boy, as well as a budding philosopher, for often, after a discussion which caused Hannah to prophesy, with ominous nods, "That child ain't long for this world," he would turn about and set her fears at rest by some of the pranks with which dear, dirty, naughty little rascals
distract and delight their parent's souls.
But the little rascals
had better legs than he; when he arrived, they had stripped the table.
“Stand out of the way there, boys!” cried the wood-chopper, who was placing himself at the shooting-point— stand out of the way, you little rascals
, or I will shoot through you.
All this was gall and wormwood to the heart of Gabriel Grub; and when groups of children bounded out of the houses, tripped across the road, and were met, before they could knock at the opposite door, by half a dozen curly-headed little rascals
who crowded round them as they flocked upstairs to spend the evening in their Christmas games, Gabriel smiled grimly, and clutched the handle of his spade with a firmer grasp, as he thought of measles, scarlet fever, thrush, whooping-cough, and a good many other sources of consolation besides.
There's always plenty of time to go to school," decided the little rascal
at last, shrugging his shoulders.
It was little Buulaoo, the chief's son by one of his younger wives--a vindictive, degenerate little rascal
who hated Tambudza, and was ever seeking opportunities to spy upon her and report her slightest breach of custom to his father.
"I thought the little rascal
wouldn't be on hand," chuckled Anthony.
That old fool had made a trade and got forty dollars, and when we found him in the doggery the loafers had matched half-dollars with him and got every cent but what he'd spent for whisky; and when I got him home late last night and found the raft gone, we said, 'That little rascal
has stole our raft and shook us, and run off down the river.'"
"The master is a worthy priest; he advised me to take my little rascal
away on the score of his health," he told the doctor.
The two girls, from Minsterley, near Shrewsbury, were supporting the Little Rascals
Foundation - a Shrewsbury-based charity which helps children with disabilities.
The two girls, from Minsterley, were supporting the Little Rascals
Foundation - a Shrewsbury-based charity which helps children with disabilities lead fun and happy lives.