1 He stirred his rum and water pointedly at me, and he tasted his rum and water pointedly at me.
2 The half-hour and the rum and water running out together, Joe got up to go, and took me by the hand.
3 The course terminated, and Mr. Pumblechook had begun to beam under the genial influence of gin and water.
4 Then, the ends of the torches were flung hissing into the water, and went out, as if it were all over with him.
5 It was as if I had to make up my mind to leap from the top of a high house, or plunge into a great depth of water.
6 These I steeped in hot water, and so from the whole of these appliances extracted one cup of I don't know what for Estella.
7 I went straight back to the Temple, where I found the terrible Provis drinking rum and water and smoking negro-head, in safety.
8 It was Old London Bridge in those days, and at certain states of the tide there was a race and fall of water there which gave it a bad reputation.
9 My sister, who had begun to be alarmingly meditative, had to employ herself actively in getting the gin the hot water, the sugar, and the lemon-peel, and mixing them.
10 But he said nothing after offering his Blue Blazes observation, until the glasses of rum and water were brought; and then he made his shot, and a most extraordinary shot it was.
11 But, Uncle Pumblechook, who was omnipotent in that kitchen, wouldn't hear the word, wouldn't hear of the subject, imperiously waved it all away with his hand, and asked for hot gin and water.
12 On his asking me if I was satisfied with the ground, and on my replying Yes, he begged my leave to absent himself for a moment, and quickly returned with a bottle of water and a sponge dipped in vinegar.
13 So, we had our slices served out, as if we were two thousand troops on a forced march instead of a man and boy at home; and we took gulps of milk and water, with apologetic countenances, from a jug on the dresser.
14 It was pleasant and quiet, out there with the sails on the river passing beyond the earthwork, and sometimes, when the tide was low, looking as if they belonged to sunken ships that were still sailing on at the bottom of the water.
15 By the wilderness of casks that I had walked on long ago, and on which the rain of years had fallen since, rotting them in many places, and leaving miniature swamps and pools of water upon those that stood on end, I made my way to the ruined garden.
16 A man who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mud, and lamed by stones, and cut by flints, and stung by nettles, and torn by briars; who limped, and shivered, and glared, and growled; and whose teeth chattered in his head as he seized me by the chin.
17 When we came to the river-side and sat down on the bank, with the water rippling at our feet, making it all more quiet than it would have been without that sound, I resolved that it was a good time and place for the admission of Biddy into my inner confidence.
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