And did you see what a look he gave Plimmins, when he joked about his indifference to his sole?
He would have spoken far more positively had Hamish not joked about it.
Merry had joked about him, and had once spoken of it to her sister as a conquest.
"You do enough of that for the four of us put together," joked Ned.
Clemence joked that with a Provencal like him you could never wash out the oil stains.
Then at the moment of leaving the throne to get back into his bed, he joked once more.
When he felt the planks under him, he was at ease, and joked to show his courage.
He joked no more and, during breakfast, was silent and absent-minded.
You and I have laughed about it and joked about it time and again.
Captain Dan played the phonograph, laughed, and joked while I fought the fish.