"They're just about sure to run off the stock, or be up to some other devilment," he said.
That's Tim himself, that's been doing all the devilment about here.
My dear Ned, I'm no prude, but there's always some devilment in the blood in these cases.
Surely you do not suspect her of having a hand in the devilment?
Now I reckoned you had kep' him in for some devilment of his'n, ...