"Well," said Joe, glancing up at the Dutch clock, "she's been on the Ram-page, this last spell, about five minutes, Pip.
Joe, throwing the door wide open, and finding an obstruction behind it, immediately divined the cause, and applied Tickler to its further investigation.
Joe was quite calm by this time, and proud that John approved of him, and cleaned out my feet and rubbed me down with a firmer hand than usual.
They were just going home to dinner when the footman came down to the stable to say that Joe was wanted directly in master's private room; there was a man brought up for ill-using horses, and Joe's evidence was wanted.
"Magister praised the sky in that sketch I made in the park," said Joe. "And Tinkle gave me permission to hang two of them in his window.
Joe was enthusiastic about some morning-effect sketches he was doing in Central Park, and Delia packed him off breakfasted, coddled, praised and kissed at 7 o'clock.
'I don't suppose anything of the kind,' returned Joe
. 'Let them keep their red noses for bottles and tankards.
"The water is up in Wine Creek," cried Joe
Wel- ling with the air of Pheidippides bringing news of the victory of the Greeks in the struggle at Mara- thon.
Had the occasion arisen to name a professor of gymnastics for the monkeys in the Zoological Garden (who are smart enough, by-the-way!), Joe
would certainly have received the appointment.
Cheers and hand-clappings stormed up, and she heard affectionate cries of "Oh, you, Joe
!" Men shouted it at him again and again.
She remembered Joe
, a silent, shambling youth, all hands, feet, and shyness, who had spent most of his spare time twisting his fingers and staring adoringly at her from afar.
whistled a long, perplexed whistle, and racked his brains to little purpose.