"I'll put on the teakettle at once, Robert," said his mother, rising.
Every housewife who uses a teakettle is familiar with this condition.
Then the teakettle began to bubble and sing and that invited confidences too.
"When we are on a teakettle, it is never safe to say," answered auntie.
"On a teakettle—on a boat—that doesn't fit," meditated Eunice.
"There's something ...