The Secretary proposed to Mrs Boffin, either to go down himself and take a preliminary survey of this orphan, or to drive her down, that she might at once form her own opinion.
In this young sportsman, distinguished by a crisply curling auburn head and a bluff countenance, the Secretary descried the orphan.
said the Secretary, in doubt whether he was man, boy, or what.
I shall require the A3X cipher, Sidney," he said to his secretary.
If he has not yet arrived, my secretary shall telephone for him.
Sir Edward touched the bell and his secretary appeared.
When you warmed,' said the secretary, looking sharply at the other's downcast eyes, which brightened slowly as he spoke; 'when you warmed into that noble outbreak; when you told them that you were never of the lukewarm or the timid tribe, and bade them take heed that they were prepared to follow one who would lead them on, though to the very death; when you spoke of a hundred and twenty thousand men across the Scottish border who would take their own redress at any time, if it were not conceded; when you cried "Perish the Pope and all his base adherents; the penal laws against them shall never be repealed while Englishmen have hearts and hands"--and waved your own and touched your sword; and when they cried "No Popery
By force of reason too,' returned the pliant secretary.
I should judge," observed the secretary, "that it's for Mr.
The secretary leaned against an escritoire with huge hinges of beaten metal.
We had a long and uninteresting search for Caprona, for the old map upon which the assistant secretary
had finally located it was most inaccurate.
Maston abusing the learned Belfast as usual, who was by his side; the secretary of the Gun Club maintaining for the thousandth time that he had just seen the projectile, and adding that he could see Michel Ardan's face looking through one of the scuttles, at the same time enforcing his argument by a series of gestures which his formidable hook rendered very unpleasant.
Help was brought, tackle was let down, and they hoisted up, not without some trouble, the imprudent secretary of the Gun Club.
He is after the secretary Stangerson, who had no more to do with the crime than the babe unborn.
On one occasion he actually seized her in his arms and embraced her -- an outrage which caused his own secretary to reproach him for his unmanly conduct.