I have made the pace hot in order to impart to these last
'Nothing, sir,' replied the child faintly.
'I should think not,' said Mrs. Mann, who had of course laughed
very much at Mr. Bumble's humour.
'You want for nothing, I'm sure.'
'I should like--' faltered the child.
'Hey-day!' interposed Mr. Mann, 'I suppose you're going to say
that you DO want for something, now? Why, you little wretch--'
'Stop, Mrs. Mann, stop!' said the beadle, raising his hand with a