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Examples of Nimble-witted
And then began on the guns, "I prophesy a quick reunion!
He-ah!"), to the war, to every regiment going, to each separate battery horse and mule in Arthur's section.
But what delighted her most was Sam's own dark forebodings about Mr. Green's manner of life, and his high-minded hopes that some day, come he was Chawner's son-in-law, he would save the elder man's soul alive.
Of course, Cicely was always there to help his judgment; but though the natural instinct of the parent is to misdoubt a child's opinions-generally with tolerable good reason-it happened in this case that love lit the girl's mind to good purpose.
Now men of sweet blood cannot be secretly accusing or criticizing a gracious lady.
Unused in his French of late, he stumbled at times, and she supplied the needed phrase, taking no note of a blunder.