Had the Centralia crowd hired them to heckle the new pitcher?
"Hout, tout," quoth the wife, and made the heckle flee at it.
I was going to heckle him, when he explained—and with what so far unknown deference, in him, to one's bewilderment!
But then Dalrymple had not been there to heckle and insult his superior; he was gone nobody knew where.
At first there was a disposition ...