Whenever the old fireman got to "bucking" about his engineer, the master-mechanic threatened to discharge the engineer.
"He's wit' himself, as a master-mechanic shu'd be," said Callahan.
It was an order directing Andrew Cameron to report to the master-mechanic for service in the morning.
He had everything figured out for the master-mechanic—the shrewd, kindly old man.
The young man sat and thought it over, and concluded he would see the master-mechanic.
Our master-mechanic, "Neighbor," was another big man—six feet an inch in his stockings, and strong as a draw-bar.
"They'll think of her a long time dead," roared the master-mechanic, savagely, jumping to the west window.
At last all eyes gravitated towards Neighbor, our master-mechanic.
It was plain that the master-mechanic hated to do it; it was simply sheer necessity.
He was a clever man, a master-mechanic, and held a dignified and honourable position.