Montalais, who watched the flying pen
, and read, the wrong way upwards, as fast as her friend wrote, here interrupted by clapping her hands.
Whack came another dory alongside, and more fish shot into the pen.
Penn and Manuel stood knee-deep among cod in the pen, flourishing drawn knives.
With a yell from Manuel the work began again, and never stopped till the pen was empty.
White Fang came to look forward eagerly to the gathering of the men around his pen
The writing-case was on her lap, with the letter and the pen lying on it.
Its white fingers took the pen and wrote on the unfinished letter.
But he had still left to him his pen
and his undaunted courage.
Razumov had been admitted twice to that suite of several small dark rooms on the top floor: dusty window-panes, litter of all sorts of sweepings all over the place, half-full glasses of tea forgotten on every table, the two Laspara daughters prowling about enigmatically silent, sleepy-eyed, corsetless, and generally, in their want of shape and the disorder of their rumpled attire, resembling old dolls; the great but obscure Julius, his feet twisted round his three-legged stool, always ready to receive the visitors, the pen instantly dropped, the body screwed round with a striking display of the lofty brow and of the great austere beard.
He sat long enough for the declining sun to dip behind the roofs of the town at his back, and throw the shadow of the houses on the lake front over the islet, before he pulled out of his pocket a fountain pen, opened a small notebook on his knee, and began to write quickly, raising his eyes now and then at the connecting arm of the bridge.
Pickwick demanded his writing-desk, and pen
and ink, and was deeply engaged during the whole day.
Nor had she, like many persons of great intellect, confined herself to theory, or stopped short where practical usefulness begins; inasmuch as she could ingross, fair-copy, fill up printed forms with perfect accuracy, and, in short, transact any ordinary duty of the office down to pouncing a skin of parchment or mending a pen.
One morning Mr Sampson Brass sat upon his stool copying some legal process, and viciously digging his pen deep into the paper, as if he were writing upon the very heart of the party against whom it was directed; and Miss Sally Brass sat upon her stool making a new pen preparatory to drawing out a little bill, which was her favourite occupation; and so they sat in silence for a long time, until Miss Brass broke silence.
It is at school that he injures himself for life--as I firmly believe--trying to pronounce German; and it is there, too, that he learns of the importance attached by the French nation to pens
, ink, and paper.
It was a game for two, played on a table or a form with steel pens