“He has patted the babies on the head,” said Mr. Perker, trembling with anxiety.
And it is not clear why he should pay his own costs to them, and not to Perker.
We may speculate—why did Perker make this foolish selection?
Perker nodded his head thoughtfully, and pulled out his watch.
Wait one instant,” said Mr. Pickwick, “Perker, I will speak.
“No ‘if’ in the case, my dear sir,” said Perker, triumphantly.
“You dine with me to-day,” said Wardle to Perker, as he showed them out.
“Give him a week,” said Perker, nodding his head prophetically.
Snuff taking was then common enough in the case of professional people like Perker.
“We are pretty confident, though,” said Mr. Perker, sinking his voice almost to a whisper.