But the king loved his practical jokes
, and took pleasure in forcing Hop-Frog to drink and (as the king called it)'to be merry.
No one repeated the joke
of the foyer, no one exclaimed:
From this time, the uninvited guest was taken into favor; his jokes
began to be relished; his careless, free and easy air, to be considered singularly amusing; and in the end, he was pronounced by the travellers one of the merriest companions and most entertaining vagabonds they had met with in the wilderness.
Poyser had a joke
against him after the wedding dinner, to the effect that in the vestry he had given the bride one more kiss than was necessary.
When I make serious observations people chuckle; when I attempt a joke
nobody sees it.
And an extremely small voice, close to her ear, said, 'You might make a joke
on that--something about "horse" and "hoarse," you know.
The question is, who's going to explain the joke
to the Horners?
Boris smiled circumspectly, so that it might be taken as ironical or appreciative according to the way the joke
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.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke
, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke
is at nobody's expense but his own.
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.
She looked at Kitty, thinking how and when she would stand with Count Siniavin in Kitty's place, and how she would remind him then of his joke