"Yes, I see," said John, his face brightening at the anticipated disaster to the Frosts. "You'll take care that there shall be some sudden occasion."
"Yes," said the squire complacently. "I'll have a note come due, which I had not thought about, or something of the kind."
"Don't use such low words, John. I have repeatedly requested you to be more careful about your language. By the way, your teacher told me yesterday that you are not doing as well now as formerly."
"Oh, he's an old muff. Besides, he's got a spite against me. I should do a good deal better at another school."
"We'll see about that. But I suspect he's partly right."
"Well, how can a feller study when he knows the teacher is determined to be down upon him?"
" 'Feller!' I am shocked at hearing you use that word. 'Down upon him,' too!"
"Very well; let me go where I won't hear such language spoken."