All this my master very graciously consented to; and thus the secret was kept till my clothes
began to wear out, which I was forced to supply by several contrivances that shall hereafter be mentioned.
And they advised him to wear these new and magnificent clothes
for the first time at the great procession which was soon to take place.
On this he gave his orders to the servants, who got the waggon out, harnessed the mules, and put them to, while the girl brought the clothes
down from the linen room and placed them on the waggon.
As soon as he had spoken, the Tin Woodman began to chop, and in a short time the tree fell over with a crash, whereupon the Scarecrow's clothes
fell out of the branches and rolled off on the ground.
said she; 'you who have nothing to wear, no clothes
at all, and who cannot even dance--you want to go to the ball?
Lor', sir, you wouldn't have 'em in short clothes
, poor little dears?
The soldier rolled in; silently, rapidly, took off his clothes
and threw himself into bed.
Nay, thou dost jest with me," said the Cobbler, "for my clothes
are coarse and patched, and thine are of fine stuff and very pretty.
The small amount of money that I had earned had been consumed by my stepfather and the remainder of the family, with the exception of a very few dollars, and so I had very little with which to buy clothes
and pay my travelling expenses.
He pulled off his clothes
and crawled into bed, where he was asleep the moment after his head touched the pillow.
In the shade sat a little boy dressed in sailor clothes
, who was digging a hole in the earth with a bit of wood.
I will tell you," said the Thief, "but first let me ask you to hold my clothes
, or I shall tear them to pieces.