"Hum," remarked Uncle Peter, in a tone to be noticed for its extreme dryness.
"That's bad," said the station-master, in a tone of sympathy.
"You will hear from me again," he said, in a tone of menace.
"Heads for her, tails for me," he said, with some awe in his tone.
"I'll tell you how it is," said the big man in the tone of one who is willing to argue a point.