Then smiled the carline and said: “Yea, he is thy foster-father, and yet a fond one.”
“Go on, carline Dodge,” ordered the tall ghost imperturbably.
But the carline looked him hard in the face, and again made that muttering and the passing of her hands to and fro.
Now there were the Maiden and the carline at their house, and nought easy was the rede for them.
"Beware suits at law," said the carline again, and she turned to go.
But however that might be, the carline and the Maiden never saw Brookside again.
"Yes; we shan't shrink before the carline (guillotine)," added Calabash, with savage excitement.
Dat's what I tole carline—leastwise dat's what I'st gwine tell her.
One variety—the carline—is esteemed in some parts as a barometer, as it closes up when rain is approaching.
Then said the carline, "Nought will I do for thee if thou sufferest me to rule in no wise."