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work-bag, out of which he produced a thimble without a top; and,
having threaded his needle, he proceeded to sew on the buttons so
handily that Rose was much impressed and amused.
"I wonder if there is anything in the world that you cannot do," she
said, in a tone of respectful admiration.
"There are one or two things that I am not up to yet," he answered,
with a laugh in the corner of his eye, as he waxed his thread with a
"I should like to know what?"
"Bread and button-holes, ma'am."
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