"or old oom Paul and the rest of the other old Krugers go and fight it out between them instead of dragging on for years killing any finelooking men there were with their fever if he was even decently shot it wouldnt have been so bad" (U18.394)

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (1825 - 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, or fondly as Oom Paul (Afrikaans for 'Uncle Paul'), was a prominent Boer resistance leader against British rule, and president of the Transvaal Republic in South Africa.
"I love to see a regiment pass in review the first time I saw the Spanish cavalry at La Roque it was lovely after looking across the bay from Algeciras all the lights of the rock like fireflies" (U18.397)
"or those sham battles on the 15 acres the Black Watch with their kilts in time at the march" (U18.400)
"past the 10 th hussars the prince of Wales own" (U18.401)
"or the lancers O the lancers theyre grand or the Dublins that won Tugela his father made his money over selling the horses for the cavalry" (U18.402)
"well he could buy me a nice present up in Belfast after what I gave him" (U18.404)
"theyve lovely linen up there" (U18.405)

A PC of Donegall Square in Belfast, showing Messrs. Robinson and Cleaver's Royal Irish Linen Warehouse, the largest buiding visible on the left.
"or one of those nice kimono things" (U18.405)
"I must buy a mothball like I had before to keep in the drawer with them it would be exciting going round with him shopping buying those things in a new city better leave this ring behind want to keep turning and turning to get it over the knuckle there or they might bell it round the town in their papers or tell the police on me but theyd think were married O let them all go and smother themselves for the fat lot I care" (U18.405)
"he has plenty of money and hes not a marrying man so somebody better get it out of him" (U18.411)
"if I could find out whether he likes me I looked a bit washy of course when I looked close in the handglass powdering a mirror never gives you the expression " (U18.412)
"besides scrooching down on me like that all the time with his big hipbones hes heavy too with his hairy chest for this heat always having to lie down for them better for him put it into me from behind the way Mrs Mastiansky told me her husband made her like the dogs do it and stick out her tongue as far as ever she could and he so quiet and mild with his tingating cither can you ever be up to men the way it takes them" (U18.414)
"lovely stuff in that blue suit he had on and stylish tie and socks with the skyblue silk things on them hes certainly well off I know by the cut his clothes have and his heavy watch" (U18.420)
"but he was like a perfect devil for a few minutes after he came back with the stoppress tearing up the tickets and swearing blazes because he lost 20 quid he said he lost over that outsider that won and half he put on for me on account of Lenehans tip cursing him to the lowest pits that sponger he was making free with me after the Glencree dinner coming back that long joult over the featherbed mountain after the lord Mayor looking at me with his dirty eyes Val Dillon that big heathen" (U18.428)" (U18.422)
"I first noticed him at dessert when I was cracking the nuts with my teeth I wished I could have picked every morsel of that chicken out of my fingers it was so tasty and browned and as tender as anything only for I didnt want to eat everything on my plate those forks and fishslicers were hallmarked silver too I wish I had some I could easily have slipped a couple into my muff when I was playing with them" (U18.429)
"then always hanging out of them for money in a restaurant for the bit you put down your throat we have to be thankful for our mangy cup of tea itself as a great compliment to be noticed the way the world is divided" (U18.435)
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