’And now you’re up, my Slider,’ bawled Squeers, as she rose to fetch them, ’bolt the door.’
Some money, Slider, money!’
’But, first and foremost, Slider, burn the box.
Take care of that, Slider, literally for God’s sake.
’More than even, Slider,’ returned Squeers; ’you’d have been even with him if he’d got married; but with the disappointment besides, you’re a long way ahead.
And that reminds me,’ he added, handing her the glass, ’if you want me to give you my opinion of them deeds, and tell you what you’d better keep and what you’d better burn, why, now’s your time, Slider.’
Delivering this reply in his accustomed tone of voice, in which of course it was inaudible to Peg, Mr Squeers drew a stool to the fire, and placing himself over against her, and the bottle and glass on the floor between them, roared out again, very loud, ’Well, my Slider!’
I’m a sort of a lawyer, Slider, of first-rate standing, and understanding too; I’m the intimate friend and confidential adwiser of pretty nigh every man, woman, and child that gets themselves into difficulties by being too nimble with their fingers, I’m—’
’See here, then,’ said Squeers, accompanying his remarks with appropriate action, ’I fill the glass from the bottle, and I say "Your health, Slider," and empty it; then I rinse it genteelly with a little drop, which I’m forced to throw into the fire—hallo! we shall have the chimbley alight next—fill it again, and hand it over to you.’
’Why, I suppose they can’t do much to me, if I explain how it was that I got into the good company of that there ca-daverous old Slider,’ replied Squeers viciously, ’who I wish was dead and buried, and resurrected and dissected, and hung upon wires in a anatomical museum, before ever I’d had anything to do with her.
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He has a wicked slider.
She pulled the slider closed behind her and marched to her bedroom, doing her best to work up the anger she felt the situation merited.