He made no effort to say why not
, and said not a word more.
There was enough for everybody - India for Russia, a time-honoured dream, but why not
? Alsace-Lorraine and perhaps Egypt, for France; Australia for Japan; China and South Africa for Germany.
? You've a mouth, haven't you?" asked the boy.
"Well, and once having strangled him, why should I not take his keys from him, why not
go down the stairs as if I had done the most virtuous action, why not
go and fetch Rosa from her room, why not
tell her all, and jump from her window into the Waal?
?' and with this remark, which he uttered in a low voice as though he were discussing some grave question with himself, he used the little finger--if any of his fingers can be said to have come under that denomination--of his right hand as a tobacco-stopper, and was silent again.
Then a question, startling because of its reasonableness: Why not
come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"
? said I; every true whaleman sleeps with his harpoon --but why not
permit them simply to dissolve into thin air until you again require their futile service?"
But, after all, as you have not had time to fight here, why not
fight as we go along?
"Well," she said, "why not
? Your own proposal is a mockery.
? I hope there may turn out to be no why not