The Sergeant pointed to the boot in the footmark, without saying a word.
Now this way and now that, with an obstinate patience that was dreadful to see, Sergeant Cuff tried the boot in the footsteps, and always found it pointing the same way--straight TO the rocks.
"Well, either that boot comes back before sundown or I'll see the manager and tell him that I go right straight out of this hotel."
We had risen to depart when Baskerville gave a cry, of triumph, and diving into one of the corners of the room he drew a brown boot from under a cabinet.
"Well, I got my boots
on, and we went down and slipped in and laid the paper of sugar on the berth, and sat down soft and sheepish and went to listening to Bud Dixon snore.
There 's one thing you must have, and that is, bronze boots," said Fan, impressively.
They 'll do just as well; and then you can get your boots."
Go git yer sister an' we'll put deh boots
on her feets!"
'She came in early this morning,' cried the girl, who was still leaning over the railing of the gallery, 'with a gentleman in a hackney-coach, and it's him as wants his boots, and you'd better do 'em, that's all about it.'
'Vy didn't you say so before,' said Sam, with great indignation, singling out the boots in question from the heap before him.
"The soldiers say it feels easier without boots
," said Captain Tushin smiling shyly in his uncomfortable position, evidently wishing to adopt a jocular tone.
Veneering immediately mentions what a blessing he feels it, to possess a friend capable of such grand administrative suggestions, and really is elated at this going about of Boots
and Brewer, as an idea wearing an electioneering aspect and looking desperately like business.
No gentleman were admitted, so Jo played male parts to her heart's content and took immense satisfaction in a pair of russet leather boots
given her by a friend, who knew a lady who knew an actor.
If he wears his light suit and takes the stick it comes on to rain, and he reaches the house in a damp and muddy condition and spends the evening trying to hide his boots
. If, on the other hand, he decides in favor of the top hat and umbrella--nobody would ever dream of going out in a top hat without an umbrella; it would be like letting baby (bless it!) toddle out without its nurse.
It is for OTHER folk that one wears an overcoat and boots
. In any case, therefore, I should have needed boots
to maintain my name and reputation; to both of which my ragged footgear would otherwise have spelled ruin.