He certainly was a fool, but he must not be allowed to continue in his folly; and he, gobo, had determined to put a stop to it.
Then gobo, feeling that the situation was getting strained, gave in.
Ever since I had prepared with all due solemnity to execute the rebellious gobo they had conceived a great respect for me.
But the third, it was my friend gobo, could not by any means get away.
"I crave a thousand pardons, good Queen," begged gobo, spreading out his arms in submission.
However, I wriggled along somehow, and if it had not been for gobo and his friend no doubt everything would have gone well.
Accordingly we started in a crouching attitude, I first, gobo holding on to my coat tails, and the other boy on to gobo's moocha.
At any rate she reached the foot of the peak second, poor gobo, who was an excellent hand at running away, being first.
About four o'clock, however, gobo woke me up, and told me that the head man of one of Wambe's kraals had arrived to see me.
gobo, poor fellow, required no second invitation; indeed, his haste was his undoing.
1930, American English, Hollywood movie set slang, of unknown origin, perhaps somehow from go-between.