I imagine it would be very difficult to carry a piano over those mountains," said Christie laughingly, to avoid the collateral of the banjo
The "Shikarris" are a high-caste regiment, and you must be able to do things well-- play a banjo
or ride more than a little, or sing, or act--to get on with them.
After this latter proceeding, however, if you do not bring out a banjo
and commence to sing, the youthful inhabitants of the neighborhood, who have gathered round in expectation, become disappointed.
Grubb remained regarding his darkened and disheartening shop; he thought of his former landlord and his present landlord, and of the general disgustingness of business in an age which re-echoes to The Bitter Cry of the Middle Class; and then it seemed to him that afar off he heard the twankle, twankle of a banjo
, and the voice of a stranded siren singing.
He heard in one room a tittering and incontinent, slack laughter; in others the monologue of a scold, the rattling of dice, a lullaby, and one crying dully; above him a banjo
tinkled with spirit.
You could tell it was classical, because the banjo
players were leaning back and chewing gum; and in New York restaurants only death or a classical speciality can stop banjoists.