"It's all right, potch," Michael said; but his eyes did not go to potch's as they usually did.
There was not much more than potch and colour in the bundle.
potch pulled a book from his pocket and sprawled across the table to read.
Paul came out of his hut as potch passed it on his way to the coolebah.
He had not yet given the opals to Paul, he remembered, or explained to potch and the rest of the men how he came to have them.
Nobody knew just where to put a hand on them—not even potch.
He depended on potch, appealed to, and abused him as if he were his son, and potch seemed quite satisfied that it should be so.
Michael and potch were finishing their tea when Watty burst in on them.
"You can clear out now, son," Charley remarked, putting an emphasis on the "son" calculated to enrage potch.
potch remarked vaguely that he had to see Paul, and went out of the hut.
A slap, esp to a child
[1892+; fr Yiddish fr German patsch, ''smack, splash'']