What I then saw was surely an approving smile—one that seemed to say: “in return for your sword-knot.”
"She knows nothing of it," said the boy, adjusting his sword-knot.
He got up, and stood with his back to the fire, but I could see by his sword-knot that he was a soldier.
In default of one, I bethought me of a substitute—my sword-knot!
Mr. Johnstone moved restlessly to the window, and busied himself with his sword-knot.
Enough that I was gratified with the thought of having, not idly, bestowed my sword-knot.
In it he placed his sword in its scabbard and with its belt and sword-knot attached.
My uniform was white, the vest blue, a gold and silver shoulder-knot, and a sword-knot of the same material.
Then I knew that my sword was by my side and my hand numb and throbbing, for the sword-knot was tight about my wrist.
After Saratoga, this friend had presented him with epaulettes and a sword-knot, and put them on with his own hand.