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Oh, I'm sure it was ripe," declared Dorothy, "all, that is, 'cept the pickle, and a pickle just HAS to be green, Billina.
She set the lamp on the table, and he saw that it was carefully laid for supper, with fresh doughnuts, stewed blueberries and his favourite pickles in a dish of gay red glass.
Mattie seemed to feel the contagion of his embarrassment, and sat with downcast lids, sipping her tea, while he feigned an insatiable appetite for dough-nuts and sweet pickles.
he rejoined with a laugh, kneeling down at Mattie's side to scrape up the swimming pickles.
On the table he laid them--bread and butter, cold meats, cakes, pies, pickles, oysters, a roasted chicken, a bottle of milk and one of redhot tea.
Ginger and Pickles sold red spotty pocket- handkerchiefs at a penny three farthings.
Ginger and Pickles were the people who kept the shop.
The rabbits were always a little bit afraid of Pickles.
Ginger usually requested Pickles to serve them, because he said it made his mouth water.
I have the same feeling about rats," replied Pickles, "but it would never do to eat our own customers; they would leave us and go to Tabitha Twitchit's.
At eight o'clock, the shelves being taken down and put away and the tables joined together, everybody sat down to the tea, coffee, bread, butter, salmon, shad, liver, steak, potatoes, pickles, ham, chops, black-puddings, and sausages, all over again.
They were the most disgraceful pickles I ever tasted in a respectable boat.