Chance was giving him a lead he could not have won of his own efforts, and he smiled, turning on cronk more cordially.
cronk glared about until his gaze rested upon the two girls.
With his great hands still locked about Katherine, cronk looked down on her lovely face, crushed against his breast.
cronk did not reply, but centered his gaze full upon Everett.
cronk smiled in relief; and Ann shuddered, as she thought of Flukey's frail body in the man's thick, twisting fingers.
"I dunno jest what day it were," responded cronk, spearing again.
Grandma'm cronk had told her that her dresses made the difference between her ability and Flukey's.
She prepared the breakfasts for cronk and Crabbe and for Middy with his two helpers.
The boats neared each other, and Lem shouted that he wanted to get into cronk's craft.
cronk narrowed his eyelids to slits and contemplated the scowman.
[1850+; fr German krank, ''ill'']