This set me to study how to order my fire, so as to make it burn some pots
. I had no notion of a kiln, such as the potters burn in, or of glazing them with lead, though I had some lead to do it with; but I placed three large pipkins and two or three pots
in a pile, one upon another, and placed my firewood all round it, with a great heap of embers under them.
John did not find Meg's beauty diminished, though she beamed at him from behind the familiar coffee pot
. Nor did Meg miss any of the romance from the daily parting, when her husband followed up his kiss with the tender inquiry, "Shall I send some veal or mutton for dinner, darling?" The little house ceased to be a glorified bower, but it became a home, and the young couple soon felt that it was a change for the better.
Micawber evidently had his presentiment on the subject too, but he put it in his tin pot
and swallowed it.
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.'
"'How can I tell you where it is?' cried the poplar, and she held up all her branches in surprise, just as we hold up our hands--and down tumbled the pot
So, year after year, Silas Marner had lived in this solitude, his guineas rising in the iron pot
, and his life narrowing and hardening itself more and more into a mere pulsation of desire and satisfaction that had no relation to any other being.
Kearns had dealt, and French Louis had opened the pot
with one marker--in his case one hundred dollars.
Whoever brings in a white man's head takes the pot
. If there aren't openers for a long time, the pot
grows to tremendous proportions.
After I watched Antonia and her mother go over the hill on their miserable horse, carrying our iron pot
with them, I turned to grandmother, who had taken up her darning, and said I hoped that snooping old woman wouldn't come to see us any more.
Poor Pinocchio ran to the fireplace where the pot
was boiling and stretched out his hand to take the cover off, but to his amazement the pot
was only painted!
He was followed at a little distance by two sturdy natives bearing a steaming pot
which they carried on a pole between them.