Uncle Antoine," said Gabriel, "as you are so talkative this morning, just tell us what you think a clerk
really ought to be.
Nobody at home to keep house for me," said the clerk
, with a cheerful sense of perfect freedom from all family encumbrances.
The drops of water splashed up to the green leafy roof, and the clerk
thought of the million of ephemera which in a single drop were thrown up to a height, that was as great doubtless for their size, as for us if we were to be hurled above the clouds.
Her friend the reception clerk
was engaged in conversation with one or two men, a conversation of which she was obviously the subject.
surveyed him with great curiosity, and he, not knowing well what to say to this ascending and descending scale, remained tongue-tied.
Vronsky saw all the thanklessness of the business, and that there could be no question of a duel in it, that everything must be done to soften the government clerk
, and hush the matter up.
Without further interruption, we reached the front office, where we found the clerk
and the man in velveteen with the fur cap.
It couldn't 've bin," jerked the clerk
from his conning-tower of a collar.
Just as the clerk
was calling the next case, he rose, and said, "I offer bail.
Then, indeed, the affair began to look black; and when inquiries were made, and the penniless clerk
was found to have amassed thousands of dollars, and kept them secretly in a rival establishment, the stoutest of his friends abandoned him, the books were overhauled for traces of ancient and artful fraud, and though none were found, there still prevailed a general impression of loss.
But personal service, by clerk
or agent, in these cases, you know, Mr.
Before the clerk
had time to make any further investigations, his master returned, sorted the papers on the table, and carefully locked up the will in the strong box devoted to the custody of Mr.