The workmen's cook, who had had a sleep after dinner and was now getting the samovar ready for her husband, turned cheerfully to Nikita, and infected by his hurry began to move as quickly as he did, got down his miserable worn-out cloth coat from the stove where it was drying, and began hurriedly shaking it out and smoothing it down.
And working his shoulders up and down to free his arms, he put the coat over his sheepskin, arched his back more strongly to ease his arms, poked himself under the armpits, and took down his leather-covered mittens from the shelf.
Vasili Andreevich, who was wearing two fur-lined coats one over the other, was already in the sledge, his broad back filling nearly its whole rounded width, and taking the reins he immediately touched the horse.
Capital,' said the stranger, 'famous plan--damned odd situation--fourteen coats
in the packing-cases, and obliged to wear another man's--very good notion, that--very.
So whilst me and Jim filed away at the pens on a brickbat apiece, Jim a-making his'n out of the brass and I making mine out of the spoon, Tom set to work to think out the coat of arms.
He'd got all that coat of arms business fixed, so now he started in to finish up the rest of that part of the work, which was to plan out a mournful inscrip- tion -- said Jim got to have one, like they all done.
We got to have a rock for the coat of arms and mournful inscriptions, and we can kill two birds with that same rock.
I've got a animal here,' said Jerry, putting his hand into the capacious pocket of his coat
, and diving into one corner as if he were feeling for a small orange or an apple or some such article,
As if one were to wear any sort of coat
which the tailor might cut out for him, or, gradually leaving off palm-leaf hat or cap of woodchuck skin, complain of hard times because he could not afford to buy him a crown
he murmured in a low tone, with a crafty face, and a very watchful eye and ready foot, lest he should start up; 'this here coat of his must make him uneasy in his sleep.
Softly and slowly, he opened the coat and drew it back.
There, too, was the bridegroom, dressed in a fine purple coat and gold- lace waistcoat, with as much other finery as the Puritan laws and customs would allow him to put on.
The battered silver cans and tankards, I suppose, and silver buckles, and broken spoons, and silver buttons of worn-out coats, and silver hilts of swords that had figured at court,- all such curious old articles were doubtless thrown into the melting-pot together.