She gave him half a sovereign, and he wished he had been a street arab to whom she could have said, "And keep the change."
The street arab has all the faults and all the virtues of the lawless life he leads.
The Schoolmaster says: 'This is a good rattling story of a street arab who has a series of interesting and exciting adventures.'
This is the newsboy of London, a personality into which the street arab not infrequently develops.
The first lad was at this moment the victor, and he plunged down the side street with a fleetness known only to the street arab.
He threw his cigar away with a petulant gesture, and watched a street arab dive for it among the traffic with a sneer of disgust.
They talked excitedly in whispers and the boy who had just entered gave the street arab some money.
Once in a while some street arab let drive a stone, then dove under the nearest car, and scurried away into hiding.