Mr Shepherd had once mentioned the word "advertise," but never dared approach it again.
It was with the daughter of Mr Shepherd, who had returned, after an unprosperous marriage, to her father's house, with the additional burden of two children.
Then back will I go," says the third shepherd, "abide ye there.
The shepherds are all very weary and want to sleep.
But the question is, now that they have the sheep, how is it to be his from the shepherds.
Then follow several stout sets-to between the other candidates for the new hat, and at last come the shepherd and Willum Smith.
The shepherd steps round and strikes, and the point of his stick just grazes Willum's forehead, fetching off the skin, and the blood flows, and the umpire cries, "Hold
His next bout ends in an easy victory, while the shepherd has a tough job to break his second head; and when Joe and the shepherd meet, and the whole circle expect and hope to see him get a broken crown, the shepherd slips in the first round and falls against the rails, hurting himself so that the old farmer will not let him go on, much as he wishes to try; and that impostor Joe (for he is certainly not the best man) struts and swaggers about the stage the conquering gamester, though he hasn't had five minutes' really trying play.
Stiggins suddenly recollected that he had a most pressing appointment with the shepherd, and took himself off accordingly.
Weller, 'there was three quarters owin', and the shepherd hadn't paid a farden, not he--perhaps it might be on account that the water warn't o' much use to him, for it's wery little o' that tap he drinks, Sammy, wery; he knows a trick worth a good half-dozen of that, he does.
This little company appeared funny enough, I assure you, for they had disguised themselves as shepherds.
As soon as he saw the fancied shepherds he spurred up his horse, and came straight toward them.