At that instant the sunlight fell on his left boot; on the sock which poked out from the boot, he fancied there were traces!
He looked; in his right hand he held the shreds he had cut from his trousers, the sock, and the rags of the pocket.
At once he rushed to the light to examine the sock and the rags.
Shall I put the sock on?" he suddenly wondered, "it will get dustier still and the traces will be gone."
Unable to be of any further assistance to him by means of a signal, I left the dark closet and, still in my socks
, made my way to the "off-turning" gallery.
"Don't forgit about the socks
and the shirts, child; and I've put a cup of blackberry jam with yer bundle, because I know yeh like it above all things.
Finally, with a venomous access of irritation, I said I would leave without the sock
; so I rose up and made straight for the door--as I supposed--and suddenly confronted my dim spectral image in the unbroken mirror.
"Nonsense with that sock
." He carried her to the window, so that she, too, saw all the view.
"You don't mind taking off your sock
for a moment, Carey?"
Grandmother chuckled and drove her bright needle across a hole in Otto's sock
. `She's not old, Jim, though I expect she seems old to you.
And Jo shook the blue army sock till the needles rattled like castanets, and her ball bounded across the room.
Beth said nothing, but wiped away her tears with the blue army sock and began to knit with all her might, losing no time in doing the duty that lay nearest her, while she resolved in her quiet little soul to be all that Father hoped to find her when the year brought round the happy coming home.