He might just as reasonably order a durable suit of clothes, --leather, or guttapercha, or whatever
else lasts longest, --so that his great-grandchildren should have the benefit of them, and cut precisely the same figure in the world that he himself does.
If he tells them to build a palace forty miles long out of di'monds, and fill it full of chewing-gum, or whatever
you want, and fetch an emperor's daughter from China for you to marry, they've got to do it -- and they've got to do it before sun-up next morning, too.
I think he wishes to find an opportunity of speaking to me alone: he has seemed to be on the watch all day; but I have taken care to disappoint him - not that I fear anything he could say, but I have trouble enough without the addition of his insulting consolations, condolences, or whatever else he might attempt; and, for Milicent's sake, I do not wish to quarrel with him.
Huntingdon, or whatever you would have me call you - will you tell him?
The Desmonds brought me and made the arrangement, or the bargain, or whatever
you call it.
I was soon able to call for bread and drink, or whatever
else I wanted.