"Oh yes. No; you must tell me, first, what you are going to talk about. I can't have gentlemen talking nonsense together UNINTERRUPTEDLY."
"You ladies claim to monopolize nonsense, eh? Well, I am going to talk about my friend, Mr. Little. Is he nonsense?"
"That depends. What are you going to say about him?"
"Going to advance his interests--and my own hobby. Such is man."
"Never mind what is man; what is your hobby?"
"Saving idiotic ruffians' lives."
"Well, that is a hobby. But, if Mr. Little is to profit by it, never mind; you shall not be interrupted, if I can keep 'les facheux' away."
Accordingly she got her work, and sat in the hall. Here, as she expected, she was soon joined by Mr. Coventry, and he found her in a gracious mood, and in excellent spirits.
composed. When we reached Lemuy we had much difficulty
with considerable gusto. As I could see, he was pleased
guilty of the express robbery. The dispatch added that
swine! Here he is, and these country detectives and railroad
In the morning I asked a young Indian, who was wet to the
low in his seat smoking and reading a paper as calmly as