A political spy, a stock-jobber, a contractor
, a man who confiscated in collusion with the syndic of a commune the property of emigres in order to sell them and buy them in, a minister, and a general were all equally engaged in public business.
I'm my own contractor
, my own carpenter, and my own bricklayer, and I shall be sixty-seven come Michaelmas," he added, by no means irrelevantly.
But his tailor was a woman who worked, like a regimental contractor
, by a set of rules that gave the same configuration to the whole human species.
Mulvaney knew a contractor
on one of the new Central India lines, and wrote to him for some sort of work.
It touched on chances of gigantic wealth flung before eyes that could not see, or missed by the merest accident of time and travel; and through the mad shift of things, sometimes on horseback, more often afoot, now rich, now poor, in and out, and back and forth, deck-hand, train-hand, contractor
, boardinghouse keeper, journalist, engineer, drummer, real-estate agent, politician, dead-beat, rumseller, mine-owner, speculator, cattle-man, or tramp, moved Harvey Cheyne, alert and quiet, seeking his own ends, and, so he said, the glory and advancement of his country.
But they have not gone up like lime, relatively speaking," replied the contractor
The baronet has been in communication with the architect who prepared the plans for Sir Charles, and with a contractor
from London, so that we may expect great changes to begin here soon.
The country round is very lonely, but about half a mile to the north there is a small cluster of villas which have been built by a Tavistock contractor
for the use of invalids and others who may wish to enjoy the pure Dartmoor air.
I'm in a mess with the ink and in a thundering bad temper; and if anything more in the cat or dog line comes fooling about me this morning, it had better bring its own funeral contractor
But the quad and the fives-courts did not look a day older; the ivy was no thicker round the study windows; and in one boy's castle we found the traditional print of Charing Cross Bridge which had knocked about our studies ever since a son of the contractor
first sold it when he left.
He had found Oom Sam established as a sort of task-master and contractor
, and had promptly dismissed him, with the result that the supply of Kru boys was instantly doubled.
The mode of founding a college is, commonly, to get up a subscription of dollars and cents, and then, following blindly the principles of a division of labor to its extreme -- a principle which should never be followed but with circumspection -- to call in a contractor
who makes this a subject of speculation, and he employs Irishmen or other operatives actually to lay the foundations, while the students that are to be are said to be fitting themselves for it; and for these oversights successive generations have to pay.
But when he got out at his own station, when he saw his one-eyed coachman, Ignat, with the collar of his coat turned up; when, in the dim light reflected by the station fires, he saw his own sledge, his own horses with their tails tied up, in their harness trimmed with rings and tassels; when the coachman Ignat, as he put in his luggage, told him the village news, that the contractor
had arrived, and that Pava had calved,--he felt that little by little the confusion was clearing up, and the shame and self-dissatisfaction were passing away.
It is said that the intimacy of this acquaintance began in his habitually resorting to that secret place, to lock-out the Cloisterham boy-populace, and sleep off fumes of liquor: he having ready access to the Cathedral, as contractor
for rough repairs.
There ain't a carpenter that don't rebate his wages Saturday night to the contractor