"I have told him a dozen times,--for after all one ought to tell the truth to an honest clerk
, and what I call an honest clerk
is one like that little fellow who gives us "recta" his ten francs on New-Year's day,--I have said to him again and again: The more you work the more they'll make you work, and they won't promote you.
He directed me to the clerk
's abode, a cottage at some little distance off, standing by itself on the outskirts of the forsaken village.
hem!" said the clerk
breathlessly, and quite exhausted he seated himself on a bank.
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.
When I told the clerk
that I would take a turn in the air while I waited, he advised me to go round the corner and I should come into Smithfield.
"So the jeweller thought," crowed the clerk
. "You see, it wasn't as if the Yanks had chosen out the half of what he'd brought on appro.; they'd gone slow on purpose, and they'd paid for all.
Goodworthy led Philip through the dingy office, where now six or eight clerks
were working, into a narrow room behind.
"And as a proof," added the clerk
, "here are the desecrator's very shoes, which he left behind him."
That same night the clerk
entered upon a bout of drunkenness so consistent as to surprise even his intimate acquaintance.
'Oh, no, I'm sure it wouldn't,' replied the clerk
, moving a little more into the centre of the doorway.