"Such schemes as these are nothing without numbers." So said Mr. Weston to Emma, who could hardly agree. For she preferred the original plan, that two or three more of the chosen only were to be admitted to join them.
Lovely picture, but although it clearly shows the beads of water lying on the duck's back, its bright knowing eye is saying. "I know I'm getting wet really, but I can't feel it".
So I guess it's really water on a duck's back!