He had as little occasion for a towel as Jonas had for a start.
Mr Sweedlepipe turned aside to the towel, and wiped his eyes with it.
Briskly rubbing his gray head with a towel, he was eyeing my evening clothes.
"Damn, my hands are wet," he said aloud, and picked up a towel.
Joe answered with a grating laugh, and then with a burr he applied a towel to his face.