The old fiddle
squeaks and shrieks in protest, but Tamoszius has no mercy.
As soon as he had repeated the tune and lowered his fiddle
, he bowed again to the Squire and the rector, and said, "I hope I see your honour and your reverence well, and wishing you health and long life and a happy New Year.
Sometimes the Angel leans over their cradle, as happened to Lotte, and that is how there are little prodigies who play the fiddle
at six better than men at fifty, which, you must admit, is very wonderful.
Here's the clerk coming with his fiddle
, and a smart fellow with a nosegay in his button-hole.
The little cabarets and sutlers' shops along the bay resounded with the scraping of fiddles
, with snatches of old French songs, with Indian whoops and yells, while every plumed and feathered vagabond had his troop of loving cousins and comrades at his heels.
There were scores of verses, for he worked the Dreadnought every mile of the way between Liverpool and New York as conscientiously as though he were on her deck, and the accordion pumped and the fiddle
squeaked beside him.
But the little chap seized him at once by the nose; gave it a swing and a pull; clapped the big chapeau de-bras upon his head; knocked it down over his eyes and mouth; and then, lifting up the big fiddle
, beat him with it so long and so soundly, that what with the belfry-man being so fat, and the fiddle
being so hollow, you would have sworn that there was a regiment of double-bass drummers all beating the devil's tattoo up in the belfry of the steeple of Vondervotteimittiss.
The miser crept into the bush to find it; but directly he had got into the middle, his companion took up his fiddle
and played away, and the miser began to dance and spring about, capering higher and higher in the air.
He had a little fiddle
, which we used to call at school a kit, under his left arm, and its little bow in the same hand.
He would fiddle
around manufacturing gun-powder and trying to improve upon it until some one blew him up with his own invention.
It persevered with undiminished ardour; but the Cricket took first fiddle
and kept it.
He was no gentle lamb, and the part of second fiddle
would never do for the high-pitched dominance of his nature.
It was dusk when they went out, and Polly was much relieved to find the carriage waiting for them, because playing third fiddle
was not to her taste, and she had had enough of it for one day.
No, I don't like being second fiddle
," answered Peg with a crafty smile.
The quiet little man, who had just muscle enough to lift a dictionary from the shelf, and just training enough to play the fiddle
, so far from being daunted by the rough reception accorded to him, appeared to feel no other sentiment in relation to it than a sentiment of unmitigated conte mpt.