They both had weak eyes, which I had long attributed to their chronically looking in at keyholes, and they were always at hand when not wanted; indeed that was their only reliable quality besides larceny.
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
There's the sweetest little organ there you ever heard. I play it for them.' 'Indeed?' said Martin. 'It is hardly worth the trouble, I should think. What do you get for that, now?' 'Nothing,' answered Tom. 'Well,' returned his friend, 'you ARE a very strange fellow!
Those were drinking days, and most men drank hard.
My poor girl, what is the matter?' She looked up suddenly, with reddened eyes, and with her hands suspended, in the act of pinching her neck, freshly disfigured with great scarlet blots. 'It's nothing to you what's the matter. It don't signify to any one.
For I aint, you must know,' said Betty, 'much of a hand at reading writing-hand, though I can read my Bible and most print. And I do love a newspaper. You mightn't think it, but Sloppy is a beautiful reader of a newspaper. He do the Police in different voices.