When one is as handsome as you," said the collar, "that is occasion enough."
"I am also a fine gentleman," said the collar. "I have a bootjack and a hair-comb."
"Prude!" exclaimed the collar; and then it was taken out of the washing-tub.
"Rag!" said the box-iron; and went proudly over the collar: for she fancied she was a steam-engine, that would go on the railroad and draw the waggons.
The collar was a little jagged at the edge, and so came the long scissors to cut off the jagged part.
"You deserve to be a baroness," said the collar. "All that I have, is, a fine gentleman, a boot-jack, and a hair-comb.
It is surprising how well you preserve your teeth, Miss," said the collar. "Have you never thought of being betrothed?"
"Betrothed!" exclaimed the collar. Now there was no other to court, and so he despised it.
Now and again he pulled and tugged at the collar
which nearly choked him and cried out in a weak voice:
Than Kosis now took a set of the ornaments from one of the salvers and placed one of the collars
of gold about his son's neck, springing the padlock fast.
I was standing with my back to the nearest window, my hat jammed over my brows and my overcoat collar up to my ears.
"You said he had a pal," I observed, sinking deeper into the collar of my coat.
I had not asked him, and I was almost foaming under the respirator that I was making of my overcoat collar. I only hoped that Raffles would say something, and he did.
Try to recall a few words that went before, between the idiot in the collar and me.
Some of the donkeys were white, some were brown, or gray, or black, or spotted; but their hair was sleek and smooth and their broad collars
and caps gave them a neat, if whimsical, appearance.