"I tell you, there ain't a bit o' use o' your talking," said Shives.
Shives was inclined to be masterful; it was Hartigan who sized up the situation.
Mr. Shives was suffering from illness during the fire and was too weak to be about much.
But after the bits of shives and sticks were subdued, and the knots humbled by use and the washboard, they were good garments.
It was a ...