But I feel convinced that the irascible Methuselah on the croquet ground was purposely and maliciously guilty of suppressio veri.
Shrieks of horror from the young ladies, who desist from knocking their croquet-balls into the orchestra and the proscenium boxes; and triumphant falling of a new act-drop.
A croquet party has assembled in Mrs. TIMOTHY LADLE'S front yard, located in one of the most romantic spots in that sylvan retreat, the State of Indiana.
An old parlour-croquet mallet was found for her, with which she rapped on the table after the manner of a grave and dignified chairman.
Tollygunge is a club, some miles out of Calcutta, with a race-course, golf-links, croquet-lawns--a very delectable spot.
MICHAEL LADLE and ARCHIBALD BLINKSOP were interrupted in their conversation by BELINDA, who sent off the former under pretence that the croquet players were waiting for him, or, as she expressed it, it was "his turn to mallet."
"I'm almost sure I sent some hammocks and a croquet set," remarked Uncle John.
The only other signs of life were the two super-aborigines who inhabit the croquet patch and detest all other mankind.
In that hour he had heard of the observing of special days, Thanksgiving and Christmas particularly; of the rage for athletic equipment on every farm which had youngsters, so that the usual anaemic croquet outfit had given place to basketball practice sets, indoor-outdoor ball, volley-ball nets, and other paraphernalia.
each; the balls, cues, &c., are sold by most dealers in croquet implements.
The discussion led in some way that I don't in the least recall now, and possibly by abrupt transitions, to a croquet foursome in which Margaret involved the curate without involving herself, and then stood beside me on the edge of the lawn while the others played.
Each player takes a mallet, ball, and croquet clip of the same colour or number, the clip being used to indicate the hoop at which, in his turn, he aims.
"Je vous assure on ne joue que le croquet chez nous."
He could as soon have become a croquet champion or the curate of Chexington church, lines of endeavour which for him would have led straightly and simply to sacrilegious scandal or manslaughter with a mallet.
He turned next to the top shelf of his cupboard; but here the nurse had stored Paul's old toys, his sand-pails, shovels and croquet-box.