They knew how far to trust the clerks
with loans of money, doing their various commissions with absolute discretion; they pawned and took out of pawn, bought up bills when due, and lent money without interest, albeit no clerk
ever borrowed of them without returning a "gratification.
said the clerk
, who was very fond of soliloquizing.
surveyed him with great curiosity, and he, not knowing well what to say to this ascending and descending scale, remained tongue-tied.
I began to say that I hoped I was not interrupting - when the clerk
shoved this gentleman out with as little ceremony as I ever saw used, and tossing his fur cap out after him, left me alone.
I'll take you to the room in which the articled clerk
Just as in our country printing-offices the apprentice first learns how to sweep out and bring water; then learns to "roll"; then to sort "pi"; then to set type; and finally rounds and completes his education with job-work and press-work; so the landlord-apprentice serves as call-boy; then as under-waiter; then as a parlor waiter; then as head waiter, in which position he often has to make out all the bills; then as clerk
or cashier; then as portier.
Oh, no, I'm sure it wouldn't,' replied the clerk
, moving a little more into the centre of the doorway.
Before the clerk
had time to make any further investigations, his master returned, sorted the papers on the table, and carefully locked up the will in the strong box devoted to the custody of Mr.
Am I going to keep a clerk
for my own pleasure, or because of my own wish, you provoking rascal
As I moved away from the back of the church, and passed some of the dismantled cottages in search of a person who might direct me to the clerk
, I saw two men saunter out after me from behind a wall.
pointed to the open door of a small private office.
The colonel of the regiment was waited upon by the government clerk
, Venden, with a complaint against his officers, who had insulted his wife.
But even I could see at a glance that there was nothing of the detective and everything of the clerk
about the very young man who had joined us at last upon the landing.
Fogg and his two companions took their places on a bench opposite the desks of the magistrate and his clerk
The night- clerk
was there, behind the desk, sitting in the dim light of another tallow candle--just sitting and staring.