What thoughts passed through his mind no one but a dreamer could tell; and this is what I saw passing through the mind of wurzel.
The author uses the word wurzel here and in other places for plant.
Now, for instance, if Mr. wurzel was to ask my advice about being a soldier I should say ‘don’t!
The voice may fully frame the falsehood, but the heart—the heart, Mr. wurzel—will have no part in it.
The bad Lord wurzel had just left me with words of love upon his lying lips.
Mangel wurzel, the stock beet, sometimes grows to forty and fifty pounds' weight, if given room and proper cultivation.
Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. wurzel's sway.
Was nicht von innen keimt hervor, / Ist in 10 der wurzel schwach—What does not germinate forth from within is weak at its root.
And then she thought with horror of the confidence she had made to old Mrs. wurzel and the brewer's daughter, not an hour before.
Old Mrs. wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.