I aren't a poor chap
. My mother gets a good penn'orth wi' picking feathers an' things; an' if she eats nothin' but bread-an'-water, it runs to fat.
Tom declared that "the old chap broke down when they got as far as the fortune--that, as he liked the girl, he would have taken her with $75,000, but the highest offer he could get from him was $30,000.
Some of these old misers hold on to every thing till they die, fancying it a mighty pleasant matter to chaps that can't support themselves to support THEIR daughters by industry, as they call it.
I only know that he was a quiet-living, decent sort of a chap
, but, as I put it to our young friend the newspaper man, he was a crank."
We pulled up at the beginning of the line, and pacified them, and we're never going to carry no more pea-shooters, unless they promises not to fire where there's a line of Irish chaps
a-stonebreaking." The guard stopped and pulled away at his cheroot, regarding Tom benignantly the while.
Look at that chap! 'E 'ad all Germany be'ind 'im, and what 'as 'e made of it?
"I suppose I shall 'ave to kill that other chap. I suppose I must.
'Now, mark this chap
's saying Miss Wilfer, when he means L.s.d.!' cried Mr Boffin, with a cunning wink.
“Why,” said Billy, laughing, “ will the chap make fight?” “He’s a little quarrelsome at times, and thinks he’s the best man in the country at rough and tumble.”
“Did you?” exclaimed Kirby, raising his huge frame in his seat, like a lion stretching in his lair; “I rather guess he never felt a Varmounter’s knuckles on his backbone-But who is the chap?”
Why, I told t'oother chap to look sharp ootside door, and tell 'un d'rectly he coom, thot we war faint wi' hoonger.
"Wa'at didst thou let yon chap mak' oop tiv'ee for?" says I.