The boy retired and returned after a moment, bringing the tiny silver tray
, which was covered with ladies' visiting cards.
He wanted to cry, he wanted to give himself up to despair, he wanted to throw away the tray
and all that was on it.
What I saw at first was the end of the table and the tray clamped on to it, a patent tray for sea use, fitted with holders for a couple of decanters, water-jug and glasses.
The end of the table, the tray and the swivel-chair I had right under my eyes.
And, mind ye, there's nae knocking at the door possible, when I've got the tray in baith my hands, and mairs the pity, the gout in baith my feet.
Instead of at once taking the tray on which it was placed into the sitting-room, he conveyed it privately into his own pantry, and shut the door.
At that moment Schurka made a rush between his legs--the baker stumbled, the tray
was upset, the rolls fell to the ground, and, while the man angrily pursued Schurka, Waska managed to drag the rolls out of sight behind a bush.
I never noticed it when I took the tray up, but when I came to take it into the mistress's room I saw it at once, and I suppose I ought to have taken it down again, and asked Cook to make some fresh.
That salt on the tray, what else could it have been?
The good MacW- would not even come out to his meals, and fed solitarily in his holy of holies from a tray
covered with a white napkin.
A Kru boy welcomed them with beaming face and fetched them drinks upon a Brummagem tray
Before he could take the cup, however, the whole tray
had slipped from the waiter's fingers, caught the corner of the table, and fallen with its contents on to the carpet.
Well, in the morning we put on the aperns and got a couple of trays
of truck, and Tom he knocked on the door.
And the prince with surprising ease fell in with the Russian spirit, smashed trays
full of crockery, sat with a gypsy girl on his knee, and seemed to be asking--what more, and does the whole Russian spirit consist in just this?
A battalion of waiters slid among the throng, carrying trays
of beer glasses and making change from the inexhaustible vaults of their trousers pockets.