He discovered that 'Frisco Kid was as good a cook as he was a sailor, and made haste to do justice to the fare.
Honest, that kid is a scream.
Good night, that kid was the limit!
asked the Woman, who realized perfectly that Kid had been the mainstay and inspiration, as a great leader must be, of the whole Derby Team.
And so the entire Kennel was plunged into gloom by this unhappy occurrence, for Kid had been a genial stable-mate and a general favorite.
"Well, he'd better be careful; kids can be too smart Aleck."
The kids was game, and they took him quick.
"This kid is an impostor!"
When, his kids shall have become goats, when the epoch of domesticity shall have arrived for them, when they shall have contracted habits of tameness, when they have learned to recognize his voice, then, and then only, will he permit them to wander and browse on the neighboring hills, under the direction of a vigilant guardian.
"Nervy enough," he began, "but you'd oughtn't to take a hoss around where kids are, a hoss that ain't learned to stop kicking.
Every scrape you ever enticed me into as a kid was always my fault somehow.
But 'Frisco Kid was more expert, and his fish tumbled into the cockpit first.
While the thought of 'Frisco Kid being a thief was repulsive to him, 'Frisco Kid himself was not.
Becoming abruptly aware that a fat kid in knickerbockers was at his elbow, he started violently.
Now, sir, a buck the first year is a fawn, the second year a pricket, the third year a sorel, the fourth year a sore, the fifth a buck of the first head, the sixth year a complete buck; as likewise your hart is the first year a calf, the second year a brocket, the third year a spade, the fourth year a stag, the fifth year a great stag, the sixth year a hart; as likewise the roebuck is the first year a kid, the second year a girl, the third year a hemuse: and these are your special beasts for chase, or, as we huntsmen call it, for venery.
I can't see that there was any mystery about it, but there was another kind of a mystery, believe me, and that kid was the cause of it.
"The kid's a mascot," pronounced Marco in his heavy, earnest way. "
I don't believe in parents talking about their own children everlastingly--you get sick of hearing them; and their kids are generally little devils, and turn out larrikins as likely as not.
"That kid is half fish," Doc Carson said to me.
The kid is a quick study, you gotta give him that.