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THE ADVENTURES OF REUBEN DAVID GER. 11
" We don't want to be talked to about anything, thank you, ma'am," replied Master Jupp, giving me a nudge. " We don't think you could tell us anything we should like better than going home."
"Ah!" exclaimed the dreadful old hag, angrily, "you are afraid of me, that's what it is. You silly children, you are more afraid of the poor old Malay woman than of the lightning that could catch you, though you van faster than the wind ; yet why should you be ? It
makes me sad to see decent folks shun me. I don't mind frightening bad people, if I can frighten them into doing good. I don't mind scaring bad boys who cheat other boys out of their pence."
I could see her coal-black eyes peering keenly at me through a cloud tobacco-smoke as she uttered these last words ; and I could feel my foce glowing with shame and humiliation at the hint conveyed in them. T*is seemed to tickle the old witch's fancy, as her keen eyes twinkled 1X1010 and more, and her wooden lip wagged again. Then she seemed
Master Jupp, the Malay Woman, and I,Master Jupp, the Malay Woman, and I,