We began to laugh again, feeling sure that they were indulging in some joke
that was intended to crown our little entertainment.
At length the damsel with the jug returned and they made an end of washing Don Quixote, and the one who carried the towels very deliberately wiped him and dried him; and all four together making him a profound obeisance and curtsey, they were about to go, when the duke, lest Don Quixote should see through the joke
, called out to the one with the basin saying, "Come and wash me, and take care that there is water enough.
The uninvited guest Free and easy manners Salutary jokes
A prodigal son Exit of the glutton A sudden change in fortune Danger of a visit to poor relations Plucking of a prosperous man A vagabond toilet A substitute for the very fine horse Hard travelling The uninvited guest and the patriarchal colt A beggar on horseback A catastrophe Exit of the merry vagabond
Poyser answering for the rest with unwonted vivacity of tongue, for he had all the appropriate wedding-day jokes
at his command.
Why they hesitated I never could tell, unless they did it by way of a joke
There was dead silence when I finished--it was one of those long jokes
, too--and then, at last, somebody said: "And that was the joke
At all events her performance--which was a joke
, of course, if rather a crude one,--was premeditated.
At that moment his home life, jokes
with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss, long past.
He was like the child queen who, when the great joke
was explained to her, said coldly, "We are not amused," and, I assure you, it is a humiliating thing to perform before an infant who intimates, after giving you ample time to make your points, that he is not amused.
I beg your pardon," said Tip, rather provoked, for he felt a warm interest in both the Saw-Horse and his man Jack; "but permit me to say that your joke
is a poor one, and as old as it is poor.
One of us made a joke
that the stupid Hoppers couldn't see.
Obviously they had decided to treat the whole matter as a practical joke
and to brave it out, for outside the gates in an open fly were the whole party.