"Good den, good beggar
that is to be," quoth Little John, "and mayst thou have no cause to beg for mercy ere I see thee next."
"Especially nowadays," answered the voluntary beggar
: "at present, that is to say, when everything low hath become rebellious and exclusive and haughty in its manner--in the manner of the populace.
Ulysses, therefore, went on his round, going from left to right, and stretched out his hands to beg as though he were a real beggar
. Some of them pitied him, and were curious about him, asking one another who he was and where he came from; whereon the goatherd Melanthius said, "Suitors of my noble mistress, I can tell you something about him, for I have seen him before.
Promptly afterwards, fresh sounds of astonishment arose; the window of the captain's room was thrown open with a slam and a jingle of broken glass, and a man leaned out into the moonlight, head and shoulders, and addressed the blind beggar
on the road below him.
Thou art a casteless Hindu - a bold and unblushing beggar
, attached, belike, to the Holy One for the sake of gain.'
Gondy looked at the spot indicated and perceived a beggar
seated in a chair and leaning against one of the moldings; a little basin was near him and he held a holy water brush in his hand.
, another beggar
!" exclaimed the grandmother.
For the second time the door opened--or rather was burst open, this time, as Uggug rushed violently into the room, shouting "that old Beggars
get taken care of, but poor gentle folks fare badly, because they won't ask, and people don't dare to offer charity.
"I ain't a beggar
, marm, an' I don't want nothin' o' you.
While I thought you were making your fortune (as you said you were) you were making yourself a beggar
Then when he got one, he would dart round the corner and return to his base to get warm; and his victim, seeing him do this, would go away, vowing that he would never give a cent to a beggar