gramps was no longer shooting, for even though the limit was four grouse, half the limit was enough for anyone.
gramps' tone remained caustic but Bud refused to be ruffled.
While gramps mouthed the thermometer, Dr. Beardsley applied a stethoscope to his chest, then to his back.
Anything that was not a bean must be a weed, gramps had said, and Bud acted accordingly.
Bud was forced to concede that, if gramps had deliberately set out to find the doe and fawn, he had shown wonderful woodcraft.
Evidently as brisk as he had been in the early morning, gramps bounced from his chair.
They entered the copse, gramps following the grouse tracks and Bud ten feet to one side.
"But now I got a boy to help me with all the chores I used to do," gramps said.
gramps looked at him oddly, but Bud was too surprised and delighted to notice.
Gram looked over her glasses and frowned at Bud but she spoke to gramps.
Grandfather; any old man: Need any help, gramps?
[1940s+; gramp is found by 1898]