"It is called the Land of Toys
. Why don't you come, too?"
"That is really fine!" declared Santa Claus, who loved toys
and pretty things.
But as to its use in the absence of the box, there is only one brief sentence, namely: "When his arms are laden with toys
and no box is there, the word-habit arises and he calls 'box.' " This is inadequate as it stands, since the habit has been to use the word when the box is present, and we have to explain its extension to cases in which the box is absent.
He saw the same children, and the same toys
on the table; and there was the same grand castle with the pretty little Dancer.
She sent him into the nursery to gather up his toys
, and in a little while he was playing happily.
What he was in toys
, he was (as most men are) in other things.
Over most of the beds, the toys
were yet grouped as the children had left them when they last laid themselves down, and, in their innocent grotesqueness and incongruity, they might have stood for the children's dreams.
THE picturesque city and state of Heiligwaldenstein was one of those toy
kingdoms of which certain parts of the German Empire still consist.
He had a comfortable armchair put out on the tower, wherein he sat sometimes all day long, watching as though the kite was a new toy
and he a child lately come into possession of it.
Undaunted he continued his experiments, finding that he could hack and hew splinters of wood from the table and chairs with this new toy
"It is a scientific toy
," said the men of trade and commerce.
"Lately purchased by us," said the shopwoman, seeing me look at the toy
, "from a lady who has no further use for it."