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.
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.
At the first knock, a sound, as of persons fencing with fire- irons, which had until now been very audible, suddenly ceased; at the second, a studious-looking young gentleman in green spectacles, with a very large book in his hand, glided quietly into the shop, and stepping behind the counter
, requested to know the visitor's pleasure.
A morose, shabby old man dozed behind the counter
. A thin woman in black, with a sickly face, produced the envelope he had asked for without even looking at him.
And was that really--was it really a SHEEP that was sitting on the other side of the counter
? Rub as she could, she could make nothing more of it: she was in a little dark shop, leaning with her elbows on the counter
, and opposite to her was an old Sheep, sitting in an arm-chair knitting, and every now and then leaving off to look at her through a great pair of spectacles.
A stout black-eyed woman looked up at his entrance from behind the counter
. The place was empty.