By this time, gramp had appeared on the scene, and he fetched a cup of tea to take the taste out of the Elder's mouth.
Ad dropped his axe and stood looking at gramp, as if spellbound.
gramp gave him all the following day to "mount" the eagle as a specimen.
"All Christians are good people," gramp was accustomed to say.
We often said to her afterwards, when looking at the pictures, that her smile was almost as broad as gramp's irrepressible one.
"That is a little different from what they used to tell me when I was a boy," gramp remarked.
"Very well," gramp assented; and that was all there was said about the accident.
But I had just witnessed what befell gramp from smiling, and was afraid to risk it.
Halse did not come back to help me, at once; and at length gramp went to the house, in search of him.
The fact was, that Ad had succeeded in interesting gramp in the trip.
1898, colloquial or dialectal shortening of grandpa.
Grandfather; any old man: Need any help, gramps?
[1940s+; gramp is found by 1898]