I might easily have stifled it with my coat, which I unfortunately left behind me for haste, and came away only in my leathern jerkin
. The case seemed wholly desperate and deplorable; and this magnificent palace would have infallibly been burnt down to the ground, if, by a presence of mind unusual to me, I had not suddenly thought of an expedient.
Today I go into the coslupak" (unpeopled country, or literally, no man's land) "between the Band-lu and the Kro-lu, and there I fashion my bow and my arrows and my shield; there I hunt the red deer for the leathern jerkin
which is the badge of my new estate.
Taking advantage of the forced wait De Vac undressed the Prince and clothed him in other garments, which had been wrapped in the bundle hidden beneath the thwart; a little red cotton tunic with hose to match, a black doublet and a tiny leather jerkin
and leather cap.
"I count for a hundred," replied Don Quixote, and without more words he drew his sword and attacked the Yanguesans and excited and impelled by the example of his master, Sancho did the same; and to begin with, Don Quixote delivered a slash at one of them that laid open the leather jerkin
he wore, together with a great portion of his shoulder.
His clothes were coated with dirt, one of his hosen had slipped halfway down from his knee, the sleeve of his jerkin
was split, and his face was streaked with sweat and dirt.
Now, I don't set sufficient store on the cut of my jerkin
to risk being hung at Tyburn or sent for change of scene to the Indies.
A more complete article of defensive armor was a buff jerkin
or shirt of great thickness, made of doublings of elk skin, and reaching to the feet, holes being left for the head and arms.
All scarlet were his hose and jerkin
, and scarlet was his cowled cap, with a scarlet feather stuck in the side of it.
A coachman in a jerkin
, who stood nearest, sprang forward and snatched it up.
Having stripped his robe, I had no choice but to let him have the wearing of my good leathern jerkin
and hose, for, as he said, it was chilling to the blood and unseemly to the eye to stand frockless whilst I made my orisons.
Konstantin Levin looked in at the door, and saw that the speaker was a young man with an immense shock of hair, wearing a Russian jerkin
, and that a pockmarked woman in a woolen gown, without collar or cuffs, was sitting on the sofa.
His felt doublet and leather jerkin
made a spot on the velvet and silk which surrounded him.