Suppose two lads, fresh from school, go out into the world to earn their living; one becomes a navvy and one a clerk.
And I was a navvy before the war, and joined up for a change.
Mind you, I dont think it has the same effect on a navvy, a miner, or any sort of manual labourer.
They came from the navvy shelter, and Tom could hear plainly every word.
But there was nothing of the navvy in his swinging stride or in the resolute poise of his head as he came up with Winthrope.
The navvy was not simply going away, he had the air of a man in flight.
Thus there was profit of the affair, though the navvy sank out of sight.
He slipped through with a forceful push and caught the navvy by his jacket.
The doctor, the schoolmaster, and the professor will be paid (in labour-cheques) at the same rate as the navvy.
"I feel worse than I've ever felt," said the navvy, with suddenness.