round, — and which I meantersay as even a set of shoes all four round might not be acceptable as a present, in a total wacancy of hoofs — ”
“I don't mean that sort of remembrance, Joe; I don't mean a present.”
But Joe had got the idea of a present in his head and must harp upon it.
“Or even,” said he, “if you was helped to knocking her up a new chain for the front door, — or say a gross or two of shark-headed screws for general use, — or some light fancy article, such as a toasting-fork when she took her muffins, — or a gridiron when she took a sprat or such like — ”
“I don't mean any present at all, Joe,” I interposed.