1 And then he took us home and hammered us.
2 It's easier than bellowsing and hammering.
3 It were a'most the only hammering he did, indeed, 'xcepting at myself.'
4 Then Joe began to hammer and clink, hammer and clink, and we all looked on.
5 Thereupon, I had brought in all our hammers, one after another, but without avail.
6 And he hammered at me with a wigor only to be equalled by the wigor with which he didn't hammer at his anwil.
7 And he hammered at me with a wigor only to be equalled by the wigor with which he didn't hammer at his anwil.
8 You won't find half so much fault in me if you think of me in my forge dress, with my hammer in my hand, or even my pipe.
9 My father, Pip, he were given to drink, and when he were overtook with drink, he hammered away at my mother, most onmerciful.
10 But the forge was a very short distance off, and I went towards it under the sweet green limes, listening for the clink of Joe's hammer.
11 With my heart beating like a heavy hammer of disordered action, I rose out of my chair, and stood with my hand upon the back of it, looking wildly at him.
12 At length it had come into my head that the sign looked like a hammer, and on my lustily calling that word in my sister's ear, she had begun to hammer on the table and had expressed a qualified assent.
13 After that day, a day rarely passed without her drawing the hammer on her slate, and without Orlick's slouching in and standing doggedly before her, as if he knew no more than I did what to make of it.
14 The limes were there, and the white thorns were there, and the chestnut-trees were there, and their leaves rustled harmoniously when I stopped to listen; but, the clink of Joe's hammer was not in the midsummer wind.
15 We told him why we wanted him to come into the kitchen, and he slowly laid down his hammer, wiped his brow with his arm, took another wipe at it with his apron, and came slouching out, with a curious loose vagabond bend in the knees that strongly distinguished him.