"They're a right kindly folk, the circus people, as a rule," remarked the forecaster.
In spite of himself, the forecaster's glance fell on the crutch.
"It might be safe, but I wouldn't advise it," answered the forecaster.
For answer, the forecaster smiled and turned to another one.
The forecaster turned swiftly to the older boy and began examining the injury.
"Probably your lower kite is in gusts," the forecaster answered.
Anton, pegging away on his crutch beside the forecaster, looked up at him with an added eagerness in his eyes.
"Hundreds of thousands of people do," the forecaster replied.
Though hungry himself, the forecaster waited for three hours before awakening the lads.
The natural and indeed necessary complement to the priest as exorciser is the priest as the forecaster of the future.
late 14c., "to scheme," from fore- "before" + casten "contrive." Meaning "predict events" first attested late 15c. Related: Forecasted; forecasting.
early 15c., probably from forecast (v.); earliest sense was "forethought, prudence;" meaning "conjectured estimate of a future course" is from 1670s. A Middle English word for weather forecasting was aeromancy.