Hippy said he pounded and shouted and howled and wailed and pounded some more.
"Oh, it makes me so lonesome when you sing that way," wailed the Little Colonel.
"But Papa Jack would die befo' he'd take help from you," she wailed.
The watchers wept and wailed at first, and then fell to eating and drinking.
"Tom don' want to go to the poor-farm," he wailed piteously.