But, now that fortune had cast in his way a nameless orphan, at whom even the meanest could point the finger of scorn, he retorted on him with interest.
You hear nothing, you don’t,’ retorted Sikes with a fierce sneer.
’Fair, or not fair,’ retorted Sikes, ’hand over, I tell you!
’I tell you he is,’ retorted the old gentleman.
’He was a dear, grateful, gentle child, sir,’ retorted Mrs. Bedwin, indignantly.
’But I will tell you,’ retorted Sikes.
’Not weak, ma’am,’ retorted Mr. Bumble, drawing his chair a little closer.
’Yer are; yer know yer are!’ retorted Noah.
’You’re a woman,’ retorted Brittles, plucking up a little.
’You seem to think,’ retorted the doctor, ’that everybody is disposed to be hard-hearted to-day, except yourself, Miss Rose.
’Very good,’ retorted the doctor; ’then so much the more reason for acceding to my proposition.’
’Get out!’ retorted Mr. Blathers; ’I know better.
’If your answer be what I almost dare to hope it is,’ retorted Harry, ’it will shed a gleam of happiness upon my lonely way, and light the path before me.
Now, these four retorts arose from Mr. Giles’s taunt; and Mr. Giles’s taunt had arisen from his indignation at having the responsibility of going home again, imposed upon himself under cover of a compliment.
’Cooling yourselves!’ retorted Monks.
’Then you’ve got lots at home,’ retorted Sikes; ’and I must have some from there.’
’Not when it’s in a note you can’t get rid of,’ retorted Fagin.
’No, I don’t!’ retorted Fagin.
’Never mind,’ retorted Mr. Bolter; ’and don’t yer take liberties with yer superiors, little boy, or yer’ll find yerself in the wrong shop.’
’You’ll get your privileges soon enough,’ retorted the jailer, ’and pepper with ’em.’
’What answer’s that?’ retorted Sikes.
’Why isn’t it!’ he retorted with the same glance behind him.
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She wanted to retort that he that he sounded more foolish than he looked, but she made herself count to ten and thought better of it.