When they met Beardy he was in a repentant mood and shook hands with the Governor.
Then Beardy Ned felt in his pocket and pulled out the end of a candle.
For beside Beardy Ned stood a girl of nineteen, who had been paddling in the stream.
The women and children were wild with apprehension of possibly falling into the hands of Beardy's tribe.
Beardy Ned held it in the palm of his hand, as though he were weighing it, while he looked at Cuthbert.
"That's very interesting," said Cuthbert politely, but Beardy Ned didn't seem to hear.
But on the top of the bank he turned round for a moment and looked down again at Beardy Ned.
I guess pretty much everybody's a Beardy Man nowadays, if he ain't a Dunkard!