This was too much for Skipper, who laughed with such genial heartiness as to lay Jerry's silky ears back and down in self- deprecation
of affection and pleadingness to bask in the sunshine of the god's smile.
Thus far the Judge's countenance had expressed mild forbearance, --grave and almost gentle deprecation
of his cousin's unbecoming violence,--free and Christian-like forgiveness of the wrong inflicted by her words.
In spite of pride and temper, there was as much deprecation
as anger in his voice when he said, "What do you mean, Adam?
THE FLOWER GIRL [quite overwhelmed, and looking up at him in mingled wonder and deprecation
without daring to raise her head] Ah--ah--ah--ow--ow--oo!
Jasper remonstrates, in a tone of gentle deprecation