Well, here it is for you," said Hepzibah, reaching it down; but recognizing that this pertinacious customer
would not quit her On any other terms, so long as she had a gingerbread figure in her shop, she partly drew back her extended hand, "Where is the cent?
And a customer
, pushing open the door unnoticed two minutes later, retired hurriedly to get shaved elsewhere, doubting whether Arthur's mind was on his job.
Moses Gluckstein, a city gent and very pleasant and fond of sparrowgrass and chokes, and 'e cut in-- there 'adn't been no customers
for days--and began to talk very fast, offerin' me for anything I 'ad, anything, petaties or anything, its weight in gold.
Then the customer
of comparatively tender years would get suddenly disconcerted at having to deal with a woman, and with rage in his heart would proffer a request for a bottle of marking ink, retail value sixpence (price in Verloc's shop one-and-sixpence), which, once outside, he would drop stealthily into the gutter.
And you'd find your father rather a tough customer
in argeyment, Joe, if anybody was to try and tackle him,' said Parkes.
The available space in it was not much larger than a hackney-coach; but no one could have wished the bar bigger, that space was so girt in by corpulent little casks, and by cordial-bottles radiant with fictitious grapes in bunches, and by lemons in nets, and by biscuits in baskets, and by the polite beer-pulls that made low bows when customers
were served with beer, and by the cheese in a snug corner, and by the landlady's own small table in a snugger corner near the fire, with the cloth everlastingly laid.
He seemed wilfully to mistake the word she had repeated, when he added, in a hurry, "Yes, customers
; in the banking business we usually call our connection our customers
The incidents of the Revolution plentifully supplied the barber's customers
with topics of conversation.
She never turned her customers
out of her house because they did not pay their bills.
It is easy to see at once that a tailor of such renown, instead of running after customers
, made difficulties about obliging any fresh ones.
But there were no dealers with voices of ingratiating affability inviting customers
to enter; there were no hawkers, nor the usual motley crowd of female purchasers- but only soldiers, in uniforms and overcoats though without muskets, entering the Bazaar empty-handed and silently making their way out through its passages with bundles.
We, of course, had nothing to do with the passing of false money--we only manufactured it (sometimes at the rate of four hundred pounds' worth in a week); and left its circulation to be managed by our customers
in London and the large towns.
This led to more talking, and Johnny drifted out of the conversation to wait on other customers
To prevent, therefore, giving offence to their customers
by any such disappointment, it hath been usual with the honest and well-meaning host to provide a bill of fare which all persons may peruse at their first entrance into the house; and having thence acquainted themselves with the entertainment which they may expect, may either stay and regale with what is provided for them, or may depart to some other ordinary better accommodated to their taste.
Of an increase of hideous customers
, and this horrible bedstead set upright again, and this horrible court swept clean?