"THA' MUNNOT WASTE TIME" 231
" I came over on the pony this mornin'," he said. " Eh ! he is a good little chap — Jump is ! I brought these two in my pockets. This here one he's called Nut an' this here other one's called Shell."
When he said " Nut " one squirrel leaped on to his right shoulder and when he said " Shell " the other one leaped on to his left shoulder.
When they sat down on the grass with Captain curled at their feet, Soot solemnly listening on a tree and Nut and Shell nosing about close to them, it seemed to Mary that it would be scarcely bearable to leave such delightfulness, but when she began to tell her story somehow the look in Dickon's funny face gradually changed her mind. She could see he felt sorrier for Colin than she did. He looked up at the sky and all about him.
" Just listen to them birds — th' world seems full of 'em — all whistlin' an' pipin'," he said. " Look at 'em dartin' about, an' hearken at 'em callin' to each other. Come springtime seems like as if all th' world's callin'. The leaves is uncurlin' so you can see 'em — an', my word, th' nice smells there is about! " sniffing with his happy turned-up nose. " An' that poor lad lyin' shut up an' seein' so little that he gets to thinkin' o' things as sets him screamin'. Eh! my! we mun get him out here — we mun get him watchin' an' listenin'