"Schooner 'Sally' of Portsmouth," came the answer, in the drawling tones of a down-east skipper.
Half of the fun, chuckled Brad, was the way he hit off the down-east dialect.
The following pleasant bit of gossip is from our 'down-east correspondent:'
"No, they'll bombard one of our down-east seacoast cities," said another.
And so you think you want to marry this down-east country girl, do you?
One was a down-east Yankee, as I believe they are called, and the other was a guzzling German.
Fortunately the fuse had gone out, and it remained a trophy for one of the despicable down-east Yankees.
He has only seen the down-east hide traders, who are regarded as heathen by the orthodox Dons of the Pacific.
Mr. Tully, on being questioned, admitted willingly that he was an Eastern man,—a down-east lumberman and boat-builder.
One might as well have been in the Bastile as in a solitary country-house in one of those old-fashioned, down-east snow-storms.