Never a man to hide anything, some of his escapades became public, such as speeding, and of joy-rides in his big red motor-car down to San Jose with companions distinctly sporty--incidents that were narrated as good fun and comically
in the newspapers.
They were still comically
stiff-legged and bristly as they aloofly sniffed noses.
"Don't worry, Shaggy Man," said Dorothy, smiling because her friend wagged his new ears so comically
. "If the Truth Pond is in Oz, we'll be sure to find it when we get there."
The prince had spread out near him his purchases, carved boxes, and knick-knacks, paper-knives of all sorts, of which he bought a heap at every watering-place, and bestowed them upon everyone, including Lieschen, the servant girl, and the landlord, with whom he jested in his comically
bad German, assuring him that it was not the water had cured Kitty, but his splendid cookery, especially his plum soup.
Your hair is becoming, and it looks very boyish and nice," returned Meg, trying not to smile at the curly head, which looked comically
small on her tall sister's shoulders.
it is enough to turn one's brain!" and he turned away with an air so sorrowful and so comically
piteous, that the king, who caught it, could not restrain a smile.
But she made no such suggestion; she only stood there with a dim, though not a languid smile, and with an effect of irresponsible, incompetent youth which was almost comically
at variance with the faded facts of her person.
Once or twice it was comically
developed, as in the following case; but this was an amusing incident, and not the rule, or near it.
Sighs of the winds that blew over a little garden-tomb were mingled with them also, and both were audible to Lucie, in a hushed murmur--like the breathing of a summer sea asleep upon a sandy shore --as the little Lucie, comically
studious at the task of the morning, or dressing a doll at her mother's footstool, chattered in the tongues of the Two Cities that were blended in her life.
At half after five I went below to set the cabin table, but I hardly knew what I did, for my eyes and my brain were filled with the vision of a man, white-faced and trembling, comically
like a bug, clinging to the thrashing gaff.
Even when the sun shines brilliantly, it seldom touches the grand piano in the recess, or the folio music-books on the stand, or the book-shelves on the wall, or the unfinished picture of a blooming schoolgirl hanging over the chimneypiece; her flowing brown hair tied with a blue riband, and her beauty remarkable for a quite childish, almost babyish, touch of saucy discontent, comically
conscious of itself.