Pontellier's mind was quite at rest concerning the present material needs of her children, and she could not see the use of anticipating and making winter night garments
the subject of her summer meditations.
When I ask for a garment
of a particular form, my tailoress tells me gravely, "They do not make them so now," not emphasizing the "They" at all, as if she quoted an authority as impersonal as the Fates, and I find it difficult to get made what I want, simply because she cannot believe that I mean what I say, that I am so rash.
When he had brought the precious robes, the Crab put on the golden garment
and then crept upon the golden cushion, and in this way the fisherman carried him to the castle, where the Crab presented the other garment
to his bride.
As I lounged upon the green bank, I lazily watched these parodies of humanity as they were tossed hither and thither with humourous indignity by the breeze, remarking to myself on the quaint shamelessness with which we thus expose to the public view garments
which at other times we are at such bashful pains to conceal.
By stretching them upon the stems of trees, and diligently scraping them, he had managed to save them in a fair condition, and now that his clothes were threatening to cover his nakedness no longer, he commenced to fashion a rude garment
of them, using a sharp thorn for a needle, and bits of tough grass and animal tendons in lieu of thread.
But the strong-willed old beldam scowled, and beckoned, and flung the energy of her purpose so forcibly at this poor combination of rotten wood, and musty straw, and ragged garments
, that it was compelled to show itself a man, in spite of the reality of things.
Then was it that the innocent and fair young shepherdess roamed from vale to vale and hill to hill, with flowing locks, and no more garments
than were needful modestly to cover what modesty seeks and ever sought to hide.
Then came a measured tread, passing slowly, slowly on, as of mourners with a coffin, their garments
trailing on the ground, so that the ear could measure the length of their melancholy array.
Was there no profession in this age of specialism for taking away children's garments
from houses where they were suddenly become a pain?
Strange, stiff garments
were upon my body; garments
that cracked and powdered away from me as I rose to a sitting posture.
You provide wool to make garments
for all other men, but you destroy the clothes of him who feeds you."
Ten minutes later the ape-man, carrying the outer garments
of an Arab bundled beneath an arm, rejoined his companions.