The aide-de-camp was sent to confirm the order which had not been clearly worded the day before, namely, that the commander in chief wished to see the regiment just in the state in which it had been on the march: in their greatcoats, and packs, and without any preparation whatever.
Though the aide-de-camp did not know these circumstances, he nevertheless delivered the definite order that the men should be in their greatcoats and in marching order, and that the commander in chief would otherwise be dissatisfied.
A week or remorse nearly made Meg sick, and the discovery that John had countermanded the order for his new greatcoat reduced her to a state of despair which was pathetic to behold.
Meg said no more, but a few minutes after he found her in the hall with her face buried in the old greatcoat, crying as if her heart would break.
Before emerging from it, the rattling of wheels approached behind us, and a stage-coach rumbled out of the mountain, with seats on top and trunks behind, and a smart driver, in a drab greatcoat
, touching the wheel horses with the whipstock and reining in the leaders.
Will my doing of it lead anyone who reads it to give me a greatcoat
, or to buy me a new pair of shoes?
Allen will put on his greatcoat
when he goes, but I dare say he will not, for he had rather do anything in the world than walk out in a greatcoat
; I wonder he should dislike it, it must be so comfortable.
cried Nicholas, throwing back his greatcoat
and rousing Smike from a long nap.
Pickwick's mouth and chin having been hastily enveloped in a large shawl, his hat having been put on his head, and his greatcoat
thrown over his arm, he replied in the affirmative.
Between these two considerations, at least, he was more than usually moved; and when he got to Randolph Crescent, he quite forgot the four hundred pounds in the inner pocket of his greatcoat
, hung up the coat, with its rich freight, upon his particular pin of the hatstand; and in the very action sealed his doom.
Terribly, dangerously happy, Mac,"-- Hilda spoke quietly, pressing the rough sleeve of his greatcoat
with her gloved hand.
Get off your greatcoat
, bright boy, and sit down here in your own corner.