"It's all right to be wise after the race," grunted the fat man.
"I cannot spare the lamp," he grunted sulkily, with his foot already on the first step.
Blinky grunted mysteriously and fished in his pocket for some bills and silver.
"Huh," grunted Peppajee doubtingly, his eyes turning to Phoebe.
"Meaning that you know more about it than I do, I presume," grunted the old gentleman.