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  • "Why," said David quietly, "I did think upon his wife and the child'n, and little Grace seemed to say to me, ` Take care o 'faither' -- besides, there are none to weep if I was taken away, so the Lord gave me grace to do it."

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines

  • But they do say as how your faither was a minister, and that ye do ken a great deal about the Bible and all.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • My faither was a guid Lord's son, my mither was and Earl's daughter,

    Lady Keith's Lament

  • "I wadna 'like if my faither was a blackleg," observed Mysie Maitland to the girl next her.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • "He be a poor Billy-be-damned sort o 'feller, I've allus heard, an' awnly a common tinner, though his faither were a grass cap'n at Levant Mine."

    Lying Prophets

  • After this young man a little boy came forward saying that his "faither" had sent him for his money.

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines

  • Billy sat down on the floor in that prompt manner which is peculiar to young children when they lose their balance; simultaneously with the shock of being seated the word "faither" burst from his lips.

    Shifting Winds A Tough Yarn

  • a customer, "ye've altered the smaal clock and not the gran'faither's clock?"

    More Toasts

  • "Wey," replied Geordie, "they said the gran'faither's clock's been tellin 'the truth for ower sixty year, an' Aa can't find it in me heart te make a liar ov it noo.

    More Toasts

  • "Uncle Thomas, I be in the fam'ly way; an 'faither's damned me, an' likewise the man as loves me, an 'the cheel I be gwaine to bring in the world.

    Lying Prophets


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