But Avice is—er—my dear, she is like her mother in more ways than one.
An' they know it, too, by golly, er they wouldn't hang back like they're a-doin'.
"You'd think I'd done it a-purpose to 'ear 'er," the driver mumbled.
Yer'd be positive o' passin' 'er if she didn't syle afore 'igh-tide.
Wind's freshenin' from the east'rds, an' that'll 'old 'er back a bit, sir.
Let me make you acquainted with my friend, Good In—er—Mr. Imsen.
She'd a done better to 'ave a good cry and tell me 'er troubles.
Then you are of opinion, my dear White, that one cannot well refuse to meet these—er—persons?
Are you sure no one—er—say a sick person—could get from the other side of the forest to this road?
I mind me of er Sat'day, 'n' I'd be spectin' of yer pappy home.