The swamper disclaimed the generous imputation with a shake of the head.
The swamper stood up with his own eyes full, but his voice was firm.
"Give them both the thrashing and the preaching," said the swamper.
Penny and Louise thanked the swamper and paid him for use of the boat.
The swamper stared steadily at her a moment, saying nothing.
After a few minutes, the swamper thrust the pan back into its hiding place.
And for his swamper's labor he was almost fastidiously clean.
The swamper looked up at Val's hail but this time he did not leave.
Val stood there, ill at ease, while the swamper eyed him composedly.
He looked about him as if he expected the swamper to materialize out of thin air.