MEETING a fat and patriotic Statesman on his way to Washington to beseech the President for an office, an idle Tramp accosted him and begged twenty-five cents with which to buy a suit of clothes
Doctor Reefy was a tall man who had worn one suit of clothes
for ten years.
I had my food at the house and my bed in the loft, and a suit of clothes
, and three shillings a week, so that I could help Nelly.
The Shaggy Man had a room of his own in the royal palace, so there he went to change his shaggy suit of clothes
for another just as shaggy but not so dusty from travel.
Then he had a go at the best man, but the best man had nothing in the world but one suit of clothes
and a spare collar.
He brought home with him a suit of clothes
of such exquisite style and cut in fashion-- Eastern fashion, city fashion--that it filled everybody with anguish and was regarded as a peculiarly wanton affront.
The surintendant, by this action, had utterly ruined a suit of clothes
worth a thousand pistoles, but he had satisfied, more than satisfied, Lebrun.
You have only to write to your tailors, or send home for a spare suit of clothes
,--with a little managing yours would just fit me, you're not so much taller,--and then we could start, like two comrades, seeking adventures.
Abner himself avowed his complete innocence, and told the neighbors how a red-haired man with a hare lip and a pepper-and- salt suit of clothes
had called him up one morning about daylight and offered to swap him a good sleigh for an old cider press he had layin' out in the dooryard.
The Dodger had a vicious propensity, too, of pulling the caps from the heads of small boys and tossing them down areas; while Charley Bates exhibited some very loose notions concerning the rights of property, by pilfering divers apples and onions from the stalls at the kennel sides, and thrusting them into pockets which were so surprisingly capacious, that they seemed to undermine his whole suit of clothes
in every direction.
A little green worm came crawling over a dewy leaf, lifting two-thirds of his body into the air from time to time and "sniffing around," then proceeding again -- for he was measuring, Tom said; and when the worm approached him, of its own accord, he sat as still as a stone, with his hopes rising and falling, by turns, as the creature still came toward him or seemed inclined to go elsewhere; and when at last it considered a painful moment with its curved body in the air and then came decisively down upon Tom's leg and began a journey over him, his whole heart was glad -- for that meant that he was going to have a new suit of clothes
-- without the shadow of a doubt a gaudy piratical uniform.
In the meantime a long-legged oaf is waiting for her outside the post-office, where they meet every Thursday, a fellow who always wears the same suit of clothes
, but has a face that must ever make him free of the company of gentlemen.