I have told him a dozen times,--for after all one ought to tell the truth to an honest clerk
, and what I call an honest clerk
is one like that little fellow who gives us "recta" his ten francs on New-Year's day,--I have said to him again and again: The more you work the more they'll make you work, and they won't promote you.
was indoors, and was just putting on his greatcoat.
said the clerk
breathlessly, and quite exhausted he seated himself on a bank.
It appears to be perfectly true, madam, I regret to say," the clerk
To come in the capacity of a cousin, and seat himself every day at a good table; to smooth the yellow, wrinkled brow of the old procurator; to pluck the clerks
a little by teaching them BASSETTE, PASSE-DIX, and LANSQUENET, in their utmost nicety, and winning from them, by way of fee for the lesson he would give them in an hour, their savings of a month--all this was enormously delightful to Porthos.
This government clerk
won't let it drop, he'll go on with the thing.
When I told the clerk
that I would take a turn in the air while I waited, he advised me to go round the corner and I should come into Smithfield.
But the clerk
saw merely the mystification which he desired to create.
And as a proof," added the clerk
, "here are the desecrator's very shoes, which he left behind him.
That same night the clerk
entered upon a bout of drunkenness so consistent as to surprise even his intimate acquaintance.
There is the articled clerk
, who has paid a premium, and is an attorney in perspective, who runs a tailor's bill, receives invitations to parties, knows a family in Gower Street, and another in Tavistock Square; who goes out of town every long vacation to see his father, who keeps live horses innumerable; and who is, in short, the very aristocrat of clerks
Nearly a month since, accident gave the clerk
in question an opportunity of looking into one of the documents on his master's table, which had attracted his attention from a slight peculiar ity in the form and color of the paper.
The other was his clerk
, assistant, housekeeper, secretary, confidential plotter, adviser, intriguer, and bill of cost increaser, Miss Brass--a kind of amazon at common law, of whom it may be desirable to offer a brief description.
The little speech which his clerk
had prepared seemed to stick in his throat.
Guest, his head clerk
, upon the other, and midway between, at a nicely calculated distance from the fire, a bottle of a particular old wine that had long dwelt unsunned in the foundations of his house.