You see, this Ambrose Wood party is only an in-law once removed.
"The doctor's bull-dog is an 'in-law,' too," laughed Mrs. Smith.
It is the "in-law" that is so exquisitely amusing and irresistible.
Any man dat will telegram a message to save his rich mud'-in-law from maybe sudden apoplexy, he is one saint, sure!
My mud'-in-law she is de devil for prayin', an' she is poody ...