Never out-face me for the matter; for, sure, the cup
is between you two.
Corney rose to get another cup and saucer from the closet.
'Then you're a cruel man,' said the matron vivaciously, as she held out her hand for the beadle's cup; 'and a very hard-hearted man besides.'
Bumble resigned his cup without another word; squeezed Mrs.
'Drat the pot!' said the worthy matron, setting it down very hastily on the hob; 'a little stupid thing, that only holds a couple of cups! What use is it of, to anybody!
"I tell you I found the poison in one of the coffee cups."
"Well, well," said Fisher, amiably, "I dare say you are right; but I should just like to have a look at the library and the coffee cups."
The man saluted and hurried off; and Grayne, following his friend into the library, found him beside the bookstand in the middle of the room, on which were the empty cups.
The Saxon replied not to this politic insinuation, but, rising up, and filling his cup
to the brim, be addressed Prince John in these words:
"Sacre!" murmured Poirot to himself, as he brought back the replenished cup.
Poirot made me recapitulate the scene of the night before, listening very carefully, and verifying the position of the various cups.
"But what none of them do justice to is my dear cup. Look at it; only look at it, man!
And his infatuation for the cup was, as he declared, a very pure passion, since the circum-stances debarred him from the chief joy of the average collector, that of showing his treasure to his friends.
He bid the cup of gold a ridiculous farewell, wrapped it up in newspaper after newspaper, and finally packed it in the empty biscuit-box.
She thrust a bare, white arm from the curtain which shielded her open door, and received the cup
from his hands.