He had come up the stairs just in time to hear the cry of “Give it to him, poley!”
"No-o-o-o, thank you," said poley, and rolled away by himself.
"That's softer yet, poley," laughed the Flamingo, who appeared to be less concerned than anybody.
If he can't gallop I'll never say I know a horse from a poley cow.'
He merely grinned and remarked tranquilly: “You make the fon one poor poley.”
The prop is missing this morning, and Tommy is accused of having been seen chasing old poley with it at an earlier hour.