The Boy (going to the spider, makes a fanning motion with his hand).
Up, old spinning-woman, if you bode good! Down, if you bode ill! Up, if you bode good! Down, if you bode ill!
You are awfully hard on your shoes, worse than a grown man. I hope you don't walk on the sharpest stones just for fun?
Of course he does!
The sheep were so restless to-day. Some of them came near slipping away from me.
If they had, you wouldn't be riding such a high horse now!
Have they been bad to you, laddie? Do you never feel timid when you are alone so much?
Sometimes I keep thinking what I should do if a mad bull came tearing down the mountains.
Don't speak of them! They are the worst monsters in the world-- except, perhaps, the skoffin.
What is a skoffin?