"No," said he; "not till it got about that there was no protection on the premises, and it come to be considered dangerous, with convicts and Tag and Rag and Bobtail
going up and down.
He was a Brahmin, so high-caste that caste ceased to have any particular meaning for him; and his father had been an important official in the gay-coloured tag-rag and bobtail
of an old-fashioned Hindu Court.
When Kearns laid down his hand it showed a bobtail
flush, while Harnish's hand proved that he had had the nerve to call on a pair of tens.
And as the bobtailed
, long-necked chest- nut, trying to get his head, jerked the left hand, covered by a thick dogskin glove, the doctor raised his voice over the hedge: "How's your child, Amy?"
'We don't take in no tagrag and bobtail
at our house, sir,' answered John.