"There is no roast beef
cooking on our ship." "No," said Dab-Dab.
said Jurgis' friend; the things that went into the mixture were tripe, and the fat of pork, and beef
suet, and hearts of beef
, and finally the waste ends of veal, when they had any.
Great was the clatter of knives and pewter plates and tin cans when Adam entered the house, but there was no hum of voices to this accompaniment: the eating of excellent roast beef
, provided free of expense, was too serious a business to those good farm- labourers to be performed with a divided attention, even if they had had anything to say to each other--which they had not.
'payment on delivery' and 'no trust,' and other unpleasant subjects, but was fain to content himself with inquiring at what hour it was likely that the gentleman would call, in order that being presently responsible for the beef
, greens, and sundries, he might take to be in the way at the time.
His were the shinbones of the saline beef
; his would have been the drumsticks.
"First, from two lovely blue eyes, whose bright orbs flashed lightning at their discharge, flew forth two pointed ogles; but, happily for our heroe, hit only a vast piece of beef
which he was then conveying into his plate, and harmless spent their force.
was set before him, and he began to carve, but with the most rueful expressions of discontent.
Then the Political Pull looked back upon the good fat carcase of beef
that he was dragging to his lair and said, with a discontented spirit:
When they feast a friend they kill an ox, and set immediately a quarter of him raw upon the table (for their most elegant treat is raw beef
newly killed) with pepper and salt; the gall of the ox serves them for oil and vinegar; some, to heighten the delicacy of the entertainment, add a kind of sauce, which they call manta, made of what they take out of the guts of the ox; this they set on the fire, with butter, salt, pepper, and onion.
Athelny and Philip installed themselves in the great monkish chairs, and Sally brought them in two plates of beef
, Yorkshire pudding, baked potatoes, and cabbage.
On Saturday, you are able to swallow a little beef
tea, and to sit up on deck, and answer with a wan, sweet smile when kind-hearted people ask you how you feel now.
"Now, I should advise a hearty tea, then a brisk walk on deck; and by dinner-time you'll be clamouring for beef
, eh?" He went off laughing, excusing himself on the score of business.