Brahms, for all his grumbling and grizzling, had never guessed what it felt like to be suspected of stealing an umbrella
. For this fool of a young man thought that she and Helen and Tibby had been playing the confidence trick on him, and that if he gave his address they would break into his rooms some midnight or other and steal his walkingstick too.
But, honestly, I think an umbrella
is a nuisance any where when its business is to keep the sun off.
"It is when my umbrella
turns inside out that I am convinced of the total depravity of inanimate things," she said gaily.
All this time Tweedledee was trying his best to fold up the umbrella
, with himself in it: which was such an extraordinary thing to do, that it quite took off Alice's attention from the angry brother.
Then the moment the rain ceased the absurd thing would go up suddenly with a jerk and would not come down again; and I had to walk about under a bright blue sky, with an umbrella
over my head, wishing that it would come on to rain again, so that it might not seem that I was insane.
It was not a trifling business to get the great umbrella
up, and properly balanced in her grasp; but at last I successfully accomplished this, and saw it go bobbing down the street through the rain, without the least appearance of having anybody underneath it, except when a heavier fall than usual from some over-charged water-spout sent it toppling over, on one side, and discovered Miss Mowcher struggling violently to get it right.
Little Jacob applauded till his hands were sore; Kit cried 'an-kor' at the end of everything, the three-act piece included; and Barbara's mother beat her umbrella
on the floor, in her ecstasies, until it was nearly worn down to the gingham.
I'll get him, and tell it you are here." And having jumbled her father and the umbrella
well together in her reply, Jo slipped out of the room to give Meg a chance to make her speech and air her dignity.
,' said Mr Lillyvick, producing a fat green cotton one with a battered ferrule.
"The young lady's hi," he said suddenly, holding out the umbrella
, "is fixed on this here.
He put on his big straw hat, and taking his umbrella
from the stand in the hall, followed the lady in black, never overtaking her.
There was one who was famed for the number of things He forgot when he entered the ship: His umbrella
, his watch, all his jewels and rings, And the clothes he had bought for the trip.