There, with her shoulders encased in a red flannel petticoat, stood Mrs. bindle.
"It doesn't matter after he's here," Mrs. bindle responded sagely.
As the milk manifested no particular excitement, bindle drew from his pocket the evening paper which, up to now, he had forgotten.
bindle was conscious that he was on the eve of a crisis in his home life.
"Wouldn't 'elp you much, ole son, if you did know it," said bindle with conviction.
"Well," replied bindle, "it was an' it wasn't," and he explained how it had all come about.
bindle slipped across the kitchen and stepped out into the passage.
"Now I wonder wot 'e meant by that," murmured bindle to himself.
Their first effort, however, clearly showed that Mrs. bindle's refreshments had taken the edge off their singing.
Mr. Hearty looked at Mr. Gupperduck and Mr. Gupperduck looked at Mrs. bindle.
a bundle, usually of bedding and other possessions, carried by a hobo; a blanket roll
[probably an alteration of bundle]