But I could have wished you had told it me before you got your fright to- night, and I could have wished you had ever asked me as your partner what we were to do, before you thought you were dividing a responsibility.
After being some time absent, as if in his covetousness he could hardly make up his mind to produce the treasure to his partner, he returned with an old leathern hat-box, into which he had put the other box, for the better preservation of commonplace appearances, and for the disarming of suspicion.
Everything there is regulated by resident partners
; that is to say, partners
who reside in the tramontane country, but who move about from place to place, either with Indian tribes, whose traffic they wish to monopolize, or with main bodies of their own men, whom they employ in trading and trapping.
And indeed everybody in the room looked with a smile of pleasure at the jovial old gentleman, who standing beside his tall and stout partner, Marya Dmitrievna, curved his arms, beat time, straightened his shoulders, turned out his toes, tapped gently with his foot, and, by a smile that broadened his round face more and more, prepared the onlookers for what was to follow.
But his partner could not and did not want to dance well.
But I'm not going to be your wife, thank goodness--only your partner.
Let me be your partner, and you'll see me rattle the dry bones of the Solomons.
After a few days' further conference with this ancient friend, he brought me an account of the first six years' income of my plantation, signed by my partner and the merchant-trustees, being always delivered in goods, viz.
After which I caused a procuration to be drawn, empowering him to be the receiver of the annual profits of my plantation: and appointing my partner to account with him, and make the returns, by the usual fleets, to him in my name; and by a clause in the end, made a grant of one hundred moidores a year to him during his life, out of the effects, and fifty moidores a year to his son after him, for his life: and thus I requited my old man.
As soon as I came to the ship's side, my partner
, who was on board, came out on the quarter-deck, and called to me, with a great deal of joy, "We have stopped the leak--we have stopped the leak
If anything happens to your partner
here or in Buckomari, you'll have me to reckon with.
Henry made no reply, and plodded on alone, though often he cast anxious glances back into the grey solitude where his partner
The gentlemen he spoke of were the other senior partners
of the firm; for, as was always the case with legal associations of old standing in New York, all the partners
named on the office letter-head were long since dead; and Mr.
I gathered that the deserted partner
was very angry and threatened proceedings.
IN THE COURSE of occasional visits to Canada many years since, I became intimately acquainted with some of the principal partners
of the great Northwest Fur Company, who at that time lived in genial style at Montreal, and kept almost open house for the stranger.