And it became so, all the rags were turned into white paper; but the collar came to be just this very piece of white paper we here see, and on which the story is printed; and that was because it boasted so terribly afterwards of what had never happened to it.
"Rag!" said the box-iron; and went proudly over the collar: for she fancied she was a steam-engine, that would go on the railroad and draw the waggons.
She dragged him to an unholy sink, and, soaking a rag
in water, began to scrub his lacerated face with it.
There sat Little John eating away for dear life, while the fat steward was rolled under the table like a bundle of rags
The eldest of the latter--a boy--is as frail as his father, while the mother--a woman who, formerly, must have been good looking, and still has a striking aspect in spite of her pallor--goes about in the sorriest of rags
. Also I have heard that they are in debt to our landlady, as well as that she is not overly kind to them.
"Actually I have nothing to wear," began Fan impressively; "I 've been too busy to think or care till now, but here it is nearly May and I have hardly a decent rag
to my back.
In imagination she already pictured herself by Theodosia's side, dressed in coarse rags
, walking with a staff, a wallet on her back, along the dusty road, directing her wanderings from one saint's shrine to another, free from envy, earthly love, or desire, and reaching at last the place where there is no more sorrow or sighing, but eternal joy and bliss.
Molly had no sooner apparelled herself in her accustomed rags, than her sisters began to fall violently upon her, particularly her eldest sister, who told her she was well enough served.
I warrant she fancies she did a mighty matter, when she sent us that old gownd; some of my family would not have picked up such rags in the street; but poor people are always trampled upon.--The parish need not have been in such a fluster with Molly.
"Could you see the rags
by the light of the cigars?"
He was but shabbily apparelled in faded jacket and patched trowsers; a rag
of a black handkerchief investing his neck.
One unclean rag
was about me, my hair a black tangle: no doubt my discoverers thought me a madman.