The customers were sisters; that was visible at a glance.
Silky, who was present, en amateur; but the matter could not be helped, as these were customers who acted and thought for themselves, and all the oily persuasion of shop-eloquence could not influence them.
The shop was crammed with customers
, and there were crowds of mice upon the biscuit canisters.
He stared at Hepzibah a moment, as an elder customer than himself would have been likely enough to do, not knowing what to make of the tragic attitude and queer scowl wherewith she regarded him.
So Hepzibah put forth her lank arm, and, taking the effigy from the shop-window, delivered it to her first customer.
At any other time Maud might have resented being addressed as 'kid' by a customer, but now she welcomed it.
And yet just because, in a strictly business-like way, she was civil to her customers, he must scowl and bite his lip and behave generally as if it had been brought to his notice that he had been nurturing a serpent in his bosom.
were either very young men, who hung about the window for a time before slipping in suddenly; or men of a more mature age, but looking generally as if they were not in funds.
Over the doorway was an ancient porch, quaintly and grotesquely carved; and here on summer evenings the more favoured customers
smoked and drank--ay, and sang many a good song too, sometimes--reposing on two grim-looking high-backed settles, which, like the twin dragons of some fairy tale, guarded the entrance to the mansion.
There was a door above and another below, both safely padlocked, making the stairs an admirable place to stow away a customer who might still chance to have money, or a political light whom it was not advisable to kick out of doors.
He was keeping open all night, and dozing between customers.
Percerin's doors were closed, while a servant, standing before them, was explaining to the illustrious customers
of the illustrious tailor that just then M.
I will, with your leave, relate to you, miss, the story of one of our customers.
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.
It is true, she was looking very charming herself, and Stephen was paying her the utmost attention on this public occasion; jealously buying up the articles he had seen under her fingers in the process of making, and gayly helping her to cajole the male customers
into the purchase of the most effeminate futilities.