Still the top sergeant was the top sergeant, came the thought.
"Well, you just sit right where you are," spoke the top sergeant.
The top sergeant raced outside and found one of the company lieutenants.
The top sergeant stood beaming at them with his legs wide apart.
"You sure are," said the top sergeant in his good-natured voice.
"It's a good job," the top sergeant said, suddenly interrupting the song.
At last the top sergeant came in, shaking the water off his slicker, a serious, important expression on his face.
"Say, I wonder what they've got there," said the top sergeant, who had been staring at the door.
When it had ceased striking, Fuselli heard a discreet tapping and saw the shadow of the top sergeant against the door.
The figure turned and in the dark he recognised the top sergeant's round face.
Best; most superior; absolutely first-rate; the TOPS: I wish you could print Mencken every month; he's tops/ Sanitation Service Is Tops (1935+)