It comprised all that was required of the servant, from eight in the morning, exactly at which hour Phileas Fogg rose, till half-past eleven, when he left the house for the Reform Club--all the details of service, the tea and toast at twenty-three minutes past eight, the shaving-water at thirty-seven minutes past nine, and the toilet
at twenty minutes before ten.
Kory-Kory, previous to mounting the elevation, paused for a moment, like a dandy at a ball-room door, to put a hasty finish to his toilet
. During this short interval, the thought struck me that I ought myself perhaps to be taking some little pains with my appearance.
An Indian toilet
is an operation of some toil and trouble; the warrior often has to paint himself from head to foot, and is extremely capricious and difficult to please, as to the hideous distribution of streaks and colors.
The mirror was cracked across; the dressing-table had lost a leg; and both lay flat, with my brushes and shaving-table, and the foolish toilet
crockery which no one uses (but I should have to replace) strewn upon the carpet.
These ends he tied together, under the armpits; and thus arrayed, presented himself once more before the captain, with an air of perfect self-satisfaction, as though he thought it impossible for any fault to be found with his toilet
So saying, she ran off to make her hasty toilet
, leaving me to pilot my way back to my sitting-room, where, in due time, I was served with a cup of tea.
Agnes found her watch, forgotten on the toilet
table, as she had anticipated.
Next morning, therefore, I not only fortified myself with as substantial a breakfast as my excited feelings would allow me to swallow, but I bestowed a little more than usual time and care upon my toilet
; and, furnished with a change of linen from my small carpet-bag, well-brushed clothes, well-polished boots, and neat new gloves, I mounted 'The Lightning,' and resumed my journey.
So, quickly making her toilet
, she quietly left the house, and, taking advantage of every shadow and substance which could hide her, followed him on his walk.
'Snowdrop, my pet!' she went on, looking over her shoulder at the White Kitten, which was still patiently undergoing its toilet
, 'when WILL Dinah have finished with your White Majesty, I wonder?
"You will need, after your journey, to refresh yourself by making your toilet
. I trust you will find all you wish.
Moreover, all this was mingled in him, with great pretentions to elegance, toilet
, and a fine appearance.