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"Oh, you don't understand, Jim; a coat of arms is very different."
"Well," I says, "Jim's right, anyway, when he says he ain't got no coat of arms, because he hain't."
So whilst me and Jim filed away at the pens on a brickbat apiece, Jim a-making his'n out of the brass and I making mine out of the spoon, Tom set to work to think out the coat of arms. By and by he said he'd struck so many good ones he didn't hardly know which to take, but there was one which he reckoned he'd decide on.
He'd got all that coat of arms business fixed, so now he started in to finish up the rest of that part of the work, which was to plan out a mournful inscrip- tion -- said Jim got to have one, like they all done.
We got to have a rock for the coat of arms and mournful inscriptions, and we can kill two birds with that same rock.
His cards were printed "le Chevalier de la Billardiere" and on the wall of his office hung, in a frame, his coat of arms (sable, two swords in saltire, on a chief azure three mullets argent; with the motto; "Toujours fidele").
How many children or teachers could describe the city coat of arms or motto?
The Lord Lyon Joseph Morrow attended the ceremony and handed over the coat of arms, alongside the Lord Lieutenant and Provost Bill Howatson.
ARMED: The Lord Lyon King of Arms, Dr Joseph Morrow, and Mary Lennox at the unveiling of the coat of arms. Photograph by Heather Fowlie
Granted by the Rt Hon Lord Lyon King of Arms, Joseph John Morrow, the new coat of arms (pictured) bears one of the distinctive Kirkmadrine crosses and hook - in blue on a silver background - representing Scotland's move from paganism to Christianity.
But when Mr Brophy and Mr Short sought permission to use the coat of arms, Birmingham City Council expressed reservations, asking how it would be used and whether the pair made money out of their tours.
"Our father should be named on the coat of arms and for the Royals to deprive him of that is classless.