The shot fired by the Slugger had gone wide, narrowly missing him.
"And anyhow, we're not here for that purpose now," Slugger Brown had observed.
"I don't know as that is any of your business, Slugger," he replied coldly.
"They may have seen Slugger and Nappy, or else they may have some news for us," he said.
Oh, well, Slugger, you must remember that my dad has quite a bunch ...