The prim man in the cloth boots, who had been unsuccessfully attempting to make a joke during the whole time the round game lasted, saw his opportunity, and availed himself of it.
'Dear me,' said the prim man in the cloth boots, 'it is a very extraordinary circumstance.'
'So am I,' responded the prim man, 'because I know it would have afforded so much amusement.
The prim man arrived at this point just as the glasses came back, when Mr.
"As for you, Amy," continued Meg, "you are altogether to particular and prim
. Your airs are funny now, but you'll grow up an affected little goose, if you don't take care.
Otherwise, I must expect the crushing criticism, "Well, I dare say it 's all very prim
and proper, but it is n't a bit like us," and never hope to arrive at the distinction of finding the covers of "An Old-Fashioned Girl" the dirtiest in the library.
little Ariadne was sent home, and the exhausted aunties left Rose to her own devices for a day or two.
She deliberately picked up Anne's clothes, placed them neatly on a prim
yellow chair, and then, taking up the candle, went over to the bed.
The still feebly flickering ashes in the grate, and the row of prim
ornaments on the mantelpiece, were surely harmless enough.
But in so prim
a garden, where they were not to go off the paved walks, there was not a great choice of sport.
If you wanted to go the field's length, the field's length you'd go; and there was no whipping you, for you looked as prim and innicent as a daisy all the while."
"Oh, no, sir, I don't mean to say what's ill-natured at all," said Nancy, looking distractingly prim and pretty.