He dropped the gown and held out a roll of bills toward Lapin.
At this unguarded disclosure Lapin's face grew crimson with rage.
There was a gendarme in front of the door of the Lapin Agile.
It's the "lapin" I have had occasionally that's giving me the most qualms.
Lapin paused in his progress toward his office and even as he did so Elkan's eyes strayed to a glass-covered showcase.
Lapin demanded as he strode up to the showcase and pulled out the costume indicated by Elkan.
He thrust the garment under Lapin's nose with one hand, while with the other he dug down into his trousers pocket.
The French lapin, which has supplanted the old word conin, is said to be formed from lepinus, an adjective of lepus.
"Well, that whole case is full of leftovers and I don't want it touched," Lapin said.