with his usual vehemence, because they had bruised his tender shins against a table leg.
Collins readily assented, and a book was produced; but, on beholding it (for everything announced it to be from a circulating library), he started back, and begging pardon, protested
that he never read novels.
"Yes--yes--I tell yeh--I'll take care of yeh, Jim!" protested the youth.
The youth wished his friend to lean upon him, but the other always shook his head and strangely protested. "No--no--no-- leave me be--leave me be--"
I scolded him for making love to Maria Mainwaring; he protested
that he had been only in joke, and we both laughed heartily at her disappointment; and, in short, were very agreeable.
, still laughing, saying they would not go unless they had their money back.
"Why do you call yourself unintelligent?" she protested. "You couldn't have got through your soldiering so well if you had been."
"Don't be silly," she protested. "For one thing, it is splendid to be a capable soldier.