She wanted to see how it would seem, for once, not to have any litter of whittlings, of strings and marbles and tops!
At the name of the owner of the beautiful plantation the man who had not yet spoken rose, covered with whittlings.
Then it got along, after having inspected the whittlings at the feet of the friends to decide whether they were edible.
"No," answered Shorty, as he rubbed the whittlings from his plug to powder in the hollow of his hand.
"Well, it's all over now," said Jeff, and he rose up and brushed the whittlings from his knees.
Heise the harness-maker stood in the vestibule of his shop, a bundle of whittlings in his apron of greasy ticking.
And Shorty handed him his pipe, which he had just refilled with whittlings of black "navy plug."