Perhaps Mona was frying them at that identical moment--and he had never seen anyone frying doughnuts.
When we entered the long, low log-cabin, he was boiling doughnuts, as was to be expected.
"Won't you take off your coat, Miss Hyslop, and try Mike's doughnuts?"
said Candace, dropping the fork wherewith she was spearing doughnuts. "
And the Americans have a way of saying: "The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist sees the hole."
Then he heard Mona singing in the kitchen, and recollected that Mrs. Stevens had promised him warm doughnuts for supper.
When rebuked or chastised, it was she who had secret bowels of mercy for him, and hid doughnuts in her ample bosom to be secretly administered to him in mitigation of the sentence that sent him supperless to bed; and many a triangle of pie, many a wedge of cake, had conveyed to him surreptitious consolations which his more conscientious mother longed, but dared not, to impart.
Now, George, hustle and lay me out a cup of coffee, hot--get that?--and a couple of them greasy doughnuts of yourn."
George said they gave Mr. Storer a doughnut down there, and that it hurt him.
Say, Mrs. Pitman, gimme that doughnut."
Barbara ate her doughnut and drank the bitter tea.
"At one table a girl was cutting out doughnuts; at another a girl was making a pudding--a layer of bits of bread followed by a layer of fruit.
He bought a doughnut in Bucksport and took the coastal route for old time's sake.
Missy Marvyn she sent Miss Scudder some turkey-eggs, an' I brought down some o' my doughnuts for de Doctor.