Now she rested her elbow on the cushion of the glove counter
, and a pretty, pleasant young creature, delicate and deft of touch, drew a long-wristed "kid" over Mrs.
Silas Deemer stood at his desk behind the counter
. My God, Jane, I saw him as distinctly as I see you.
'The little counter
being so short a counter
that it leaves the fireplace, which would have been behind it if it had been longer, accessible, Mr Wegg sits down on a box in front of the fire, and inhales a warm and comfortable smell which is not the smell of the shop.
The evening visitors - the men with collars turned up and soft hats rammed down - nodded familiarly to Mrs Verloc, and with a muttered greeting, lifted up the flap at the end of the counter
in order to pass into the back parlour, which gave access to a passage and to a steep flight of stairs.
In precisely forty-three minutes, a maid entered, half out of breath, and laid a note on the counter
. The latter contained Mr.
He laid his hat upon the counter
, close to which he had taken up his position, and smoothed back with his left hand his somewhat thick black hair.
Nor was she entitled to complain of any remarkable singularity in her fate; for, in the town of her nativity, we might point to several little shops of a similar description, some of them in houses as ancient as that of the Seven Gables; and one or two, it may be, where a decayed gentlewoman stands behind the counter
, as grim an image of family pride as Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon herself.
ha!' roared the studious young gentleman, throwing the large book up into the air, and catching it with great dexterity at the very moment when it threatened to smash to atoms all the bottles on the counter
. 'Here's a start!'
He put one hand on the counter
, vaulted over as easily as an acrobat and towered above the priest, putting one tremendous hand upon his collar.
One could see from a distance the inner wall with its scantily furnished shelves, and the deal counter
'Then I'll have ONE, please,' said Alice, as she put the money down on the counter
. For she thought to herself, 'They mightn't be at all nice, you know.'
A stout black-eyed woman looked up at his entrance from behind the counter
. The place was empty.