From this time forth no one invited the cat to be godmother, but when the winter had come and there was no longer anything to be found outside, the mouse thought of their provision, and said: 'Come, cat, we will go to our pot
of fat which we have stored up for ourselves--we shall enjoy that.' 'Yes,' answered the cat, 'you will enjoy it as much as you would enjoy sticking that dainty tongue of yours out of the window.' They set out on their way, but when they arrived, the pot
of fat certainly was still in its place, but it was empty.
From this time on no one asked the Cat to stand godmother; but when the winter came and there was nothing to be got outside, the Mouse remembered their provision and said, 'Come, Cat, we will go to our pot
of fat which we have stored away; it will taste very good.'
Long ago the heap of coins had become too large for the iron pot
to hold them, and he had made for them two thick leather bags, which wasted no room in their resting-place, but lent themselves flexibly to every corner.
Then sweeping away all the embers, I set down my loaf or loaves, and whelming down the earthen pot
upon them, drew the embers all round the outside of the pot
, to keep in and add to the heat; and thus as well as in the best oven in the world, I baked my barley-loaves, and became in little time a good pastrycook into the bargain; for I made myself several cakes and puddings of the rice; but I made no pies, neither had I anything to put into them supposing I had, except the flesh either of fowls or goats.
Thirty-four thousand dollars were already in the pot
, and the play possibly not half over.
One edition of jelly was trickled from pot
, another lay upon the floor, and a third was burning gaily on the stove.
Trent bent over the pot
which the two men had set upon the ground.
Micawber, setting down her tin pot
, 'that it is a member of my family!'
Fishiest of all fishy places was the Try Pots
, which well deserved its name; for the pots
there were always boiling chowders.
had been left on the bank of a river, one of brass, and one of earthenware.
I took off airy railings, and the milk-can was standing by itself outside a public-house.
The first to captivate and take his fancy were the pots
, out of which he would have very gladly helped himself to a moderate pipkinful; then the wine skins secured his affections; and lastly, the produce of the frying-pans, if, indeed, such imposing cauldrons may be called frying-pans; and unable to control himself or bear it any longer, he approached one of the busy cooks and civilly but hungrily begged permission to soak a scrap of bread in one of the pots
; to which the cook made answer, "Brother, this is not a day on which hunger is to have any sway, thanks to the rich Camacho; get down and look about for a ladle and skim off a hen or two, and much good may they do you."