Aye, lad, and the plain things are always the hardest things to do.
But a sudden unaccustomed gust of affection swirled in the breast of the lad.
I tell you, lad, that I am all undone, like a fretted bow-string.
Yet, it was capable of meaning much concerning the nature of the lad.
Hark ye, lad Alleyne, to what I never told man or woman yet.
Wit, lad, is a catching thing, like the itch or the sweating sickness.
There could be no doubt concerning the depth of the lad's love for the girl.
So the lad seated himself, and placed his fiddle in position.
"Yes; that I will," said the lad; and his countenance cleared a little.
She had ceased to think about the lad while she was giving this explanation of an orphan to her son.