Madame," she said, in timid tones, for want had not yet made Adrienne bold or coarse, "I have a thimble to dispose of--could you be induced to buy it?
The woman took the thimble and examined it, weighed it, and submitted its metal to the test of the touchstone.
What do you expect to receive for this thimble, mademoiselle?
First taking another look at the pretty little hand and fingers, to make certain the thimble might not be reclaimed, when satisfied that it really belonged to her who wished to dispose of it, she ventured to answer.
Perhaps, mademoiselle, they might give that much at the mint, for there they coin money; but, in this shop, no one will give more than five francs for that thimble.
Very reluctantly Peter began to take the thimble off his finger.
I don't mean a kiss," she said hurriedly, "I mean a thimble.
I should love to give you a thimble," Peter said gravely, so he gave her one.
Then he pressed a last thimble on her sweet little mouth, and covered his face with his hands so that he might not see her go.
Alice thought the whole thing very absurd, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh; and, as she could not think of anything to say, she simply bowed, and took the thimble
, looking as solemn as she could.
I thought you would want it back," he said a little bitterly, and offered to return her the thimble.
Oh dear," said the nice Wendy, "I don't mean a kiss, I mean a thimble.
She says she will do that to you, Wendy, every time I give you a thimble.
Maggie began to think that Tom must be right about the gypsies; they must certainly be thieves, unless the man meant to return her thimble
by and by.
Whack comes the thimble
, and the child snatches her claws out of the sugar-bowl without fooling around any.