After ten, the spirits of our customers would be still more exalted, for they were deep in the third quart!
All the combativeness of the Welsh nature then was at white heat.
This would be the time for Dick Griffiths — wooden-legged Dick — to indulge in sarcasm at the expense of the fiery butcher; and for Sam Ellis, the black-browed navvy, to rise and challenge them both to a bout of fisticuffs; and then would follow sad scenes of violence, for John, who was gamey as a bantam-cock, would square off at the word.
But, at this critical moment, Aunt Mary would leave her shop-counter, and walk solemnly into the kitchen, and, with a few commands, calm the fiery souls.
Dick would be bustled out ignominiously, as he was too irascible for peace after half-past 10. Sam would be warned of dreadful consequences if he lifted his voice again; while as for John Jones, the butcher, it was pitiful to see how craven he became at sight of a woman's uplifted forefinger.
Thus did the me
Happiness, thoughts on, 237, 238.
Harcourt, Sir, William, 473.
Hardinge, Captain, David, 67.
Harman, Rev. Dr., 246.
Harry, boy on board the Windermere, 70-72, 78, 79, 82-84.
Hawthorn, Colonel A. T., 168.
Healy, Tim, 475, 477.
Heaton, Dick (Alice), 107-111.
Henderson, Senator, 226, 227.
Hills-Johnes, Sir James and Lady, hosts to Stanley, 464.
Hindman, General T. C., 203, 204.
Holywell, John, 28.
Houldsworth, Sir, William, 476.
House of Commons, Stanley becomes candidate foth Mr. Stanley, 98-100; his acquaintance with the Stanleys, 100, 101; his salary increased, 101; his discovery of a theft in the business house, 102-104; Mr. Stanley's gift of books to, 105; watches the body of Mr. Speake, 105, 106; adventure with Dick (Alice) Heaton, 107-111; discharged from Ellison and McMillan's, 106; his account of the death of Mrs. Stanley, 111-113; attends the captain of the Dido, 114; leaves New Orleans, 115; goes to St. Louis, 115; returns to New Orleans, 116-118; taken