He was flying to the writing-desk, but aleck stopped him and put him back in his chair.
As I was opening the garden-gate—it was night—aleck laid his hand on my shoulder.
And Thad believed every word of the explanation made by aleck.
Perhaps he expected aleck Douglas to introduce him, but he did not wait for the formality.
Half an hour spent with us in the school-room the next morning convinced my mother that aleck's work had been well done.
You and aleck are to be as like brothers to each other as may be.
In fact, aleck commented duly upon his own sagacity in conceiving that idea.
They wondered what aleck would say when he got back to the farm.
"If that was a guess, you hit the nail square on the head, aleck," chuckled the scoutmaster.
On their way they were joined by aleck, the blacksmith, and Boodle, his helper.